MINI continues to have a banner 2012, selling nearly 5,000 cars in the month of September — making it their best September ever. MINI sales are up 22.5% over September 2011, and up 16.6% year-to-date. But the big shocker? The Countryman outsold the MINI hatch for the first time. And not by just a hair but by more than 200 units. Check out the full model break-down after the jump.

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported the best September ever with sales of 4,899 automobiles, an increase of 22.5 percent from the 3,999 sold in September, 2011. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 16.6 percent on volume of 48,531 compared to 41,635 in the first nine months of 2011.