The BMW Group reaffirmed its long-term commitment to South Africa by announcing that it will invest a total of R6bn (US$420 million) at its Rosslyn Plant in Pretoria in the coming years. The investment will enable Plant Rosslyn to produce the next generation of the BMW X3, which will be sold locally and exported to various countries, according to a report by Cape Business News.

The production of the next generation BMW X3 at Plant Rosslyn will replace the BMW 3 Series Sedan, which will now be allocated to other plants within the global BMW production network. BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina, USA, will also continue to produce the next generation BMW X3, according to the report.

More than R3bn (US$210 million) will be invested in new state-of-the-art facilities and operations of the plant. An additional R3bn (US$210 million) will be for suppliers, launch costs and training of associates, according to the report.