Nov 14 2020
BMW Exports China-Made iX3 Electric Utility Vehicle to 39 Countries
German automaker BMW is now exporting its Chinese-made iX3 SUV electric vehicle to countries around the world. The iX3 is built by Brilliance BMW, the automaker's joint venture with Chinese automaker Brilliance Auto, which launched in March 2003. The first Chinese-made iX3s were shipped on November 11 from the port of Dalian to 39 countries and regions, mostly in Europe. This is the first time that the BMW Brilliance joint venture has exported cars of this size. Brilliance BMW will launch a total of 1,600 vehicles this year and increase the amount to 12,000 next year, according to Gasgoo. The BMW iX3 is the first automaker's model to be manufactured for export to all regions of the world at its Shenyang joint venture factory. In September, the model was made available for pre-order from CNY 470,000 to CNY 510,000 ($ 71,143 to $ 77,198).