McLaren Pops The Champagne with 5,000 Sold Units in North America
Cheers to the next 5,000 units, McLaren!by Kirby, on
Business is good for McLaren these days, at least as far as sales achievements are concerned. On the heels of posting its best-ever sales year in 2017 with 3,340 units, the British supercar brand has unlocked a new achievement: it just sold its 5,000th unit in North America. The 5,000th car is a Silica White McLaren 570S Spider that was purchased by Dr. Gary Leach of California this past week.
The automaker already has 22 retailers in North America, and there are plans to increase that total significantly in the coming months and years.
It’s incredible to think that in just seven years, McLaren’s popularity has exploded in North America. The British automaker started selling its cars in the region in 2011 with the MP4-12C. Sales started tepidly, but soon enough, it picked up momentum as McLaren introduced new models like the 650S, 675LT, P1, 570, and most recently, the 720S. As more and more North American customers bought McLaren models, the British automaker made a breakthrough in 2017 when it sold a record number of models in North America.
"We are experiencing unprecedented growth in the North American market from just a handful of cars in 2011 to more than 1,200 retail sales here last year," Tony Joseph, McLaren’s North America President, said. "We are taking steps to ensure that our presence and customer service is at the cutting edge of the luxury performance car market."
Last year alone, McLaren sold 3,340 models all over the world, the third straight year it reported record sales numbers. Of that total, 1,234 models went to North America, becoming the region with the most sold McLarens in 2017. With that title, it’s fitting that the automaker’s 5,000th unit went to a customer in North America.
Moving forward, McLaren expects sales to continue trending north. The automaker already has 22 retailers in North America, and there are plans to increase that total significantly in the coming months and years. McLaren also opened a Regional Distribution Center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania last November. The facility is the first of its kind outside the company’s base in the U.K.
With the facilities in place and the demand continues to soar, it wouldn’t be surprising if North America continues to set itself apart as the biggest market for McLaren. That should play into the hands of the automaker, which is planning to launch at least 12 new modes in the next four years as part of this Track 22 business plan. If demand for McLaren models continues to soar in the Americas, don’t be surprised if the 10,000th unit gets shipped in the region, too. Who knows, it might happen as early as 2020.
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