Exclusive: MINI USA Pulls Out of the NYC Auto Show

In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events MINI USA has decided to pull out of the NYC Auto Show just weeks before the doors open. It was rumored that MINI had intended to use the show to unveil the new F57 convertible. It’s unclear if a change of plans with that car led to the pull-out or something more MINI USA specific or even if it’s a part of a broader auto show strategy. Read on for the full official statement.

Here’s the official statement that MINI USA sent to us:

After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from this year’s NY Auto Show. We have a lot of exciting things on the horizon at MINI and our management team is taking the necessary steps to invest in areas that support our business and benefit our customers. We hope to be a part of the New York International Auto Show again in the future.