MINI USA April Sales: Up 25% with the New Five Door Killing the Countryman

For April, MINI USA reports 5,476 automobiles sold, an increase of 24.7 percent from the 4,390 sold in the same month a year ago. Good news for the brand but the more interesting news are the detailed figures. The Countryman’s numbers are down by almost 40% (800 units) year over year at least marginally due to the new five door. That five door (the F55) is selling briskly with 1503 units sold in April. That’s only about 600 less than the F56 three door hatch.

Other interesting figures after the break.

In its last full month of production the Roadster’s sales rose 14% to clearly take the crown of the low volume MINIs (the Roadster, Coupe and Paceman). Speaking of low volumes the Coupe limped along with 53 sold while the Paceman managed just 82. That Clubman can’t come soon enough later this year.

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MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles

In April, sales of MINI NEXT (certified pre-owned) sold 955 vehicles, up 32.6 percent over April 2014, with a year-to-date gain of 25.5 percent to 3,532 cars over the same period in 2014. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales were 2,203 cars, an increase of 2.1 percent from April 2014. Total MINI Pre-Owned sales for the first four months were 7,958, a 2.2 percent decrease from the same period in 2014.