Unlike previous months MINI USA didn’t talk much about sale other than to give a figure. And it’s curious because sales were actually up 7.9%. MINI USA is reporting that they sold 2,247 MINIs as compared to 2,082 cars reported last January.

Does this signal a trend in sales? Obviously one month doesn’t make a trend. But there is no question that the industry and the economy are slowly coming out of one of the worst recessions in recent history. With that MINI USA has a pretty strong value proposition for people looking for style, performance and economy (not necessarily in that order).