13th July 2024

The all-electric BMW iX1 is now on sale in South Africa. It begins from R1,140,000 ($62,928). It joins the rising record of battery electrical autos now accessible from BMW for shoppers in South Africa to purchase, including onto the MINI Cooper SE (which is essentially the most reasonably priced BEV in South Africa in the intervening time), the BMW i4 eDrive 35 M Sport (which was launched only in the near past), the iX3, the i4 M50, the iX, and the flagship i7 sedan.

Gross sales knowledge from naamsa and Lightstone Auto. *Launched in the direction of the top of the yr. 

BMW has been the chief in South Africa by way of constantly bringing battery electrical autos to South Africa since about 2015 when it introduced the i3. The i3 went on to high the BEV gross sales charts in South Africa for a very long time. The iX3, the iX, and the MINI Cooper SE at the moment are the BEVs within the podium positions in South Africa’s EV gross sales race. I’m fairly certain that by the top of this yr, the iX1 will probably be there or thereabouts with the leaders on the gross sales charts.

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BMW iX1, courtesy of BMW.

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BMW iX1, courtesy of BMW.

Here’s a take a look at some autos which can be accessible in South Africa which can be in car segments which can be form of near the iX1.

The iX1 is available in fairly a bit costlier than ICE autos such because the Alpha Romeo Tonale 1.5L Hybrid Veloce, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d AMG Line, and the Lexus UX 250h F Sport. The iX1 begins at $62,928 while the Alpha Romeo Tonale 1.5L Hybrid Veloce, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d AMG Line, and the Lexus UX 250h F Sport begin from $45,273, $50,390, and $52,319, respectively. The all-electric Volvo XC40 P6 Recharge Plus is barely cheaper than the iX1 at $56,046.

The Volvo has accomplished fairly properly in South Africa, however sadly is provide constrained, with Volvo South Africa solely releasing just a few autos at a time. Final time they’d a web based sale of the car, they had been offered out in 24 hours. Who mentioned there isn’t a demand for EVs? An analogous mannequin has been employed by Hyundai in Australia, leaving many purchasers pissed off.

The iX1 does are available in cheaper than some well-liked ICE autos, such because the Jaguar E-Tempo D200 AWD R Dynamic HSE and the Vary Rover Evoque P250 Autobiography. Good to see extra BEVs coming to South Africa at costs which can be aggressive with among the well-liked ICE autos in an identical car section.

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