Nov 12th, 2014
We’ve been reporting on it all year. But now it would seem the automotive press has picked up on the figures. Here’s Automotive News on the recent slump:
After a flat 2013, Mini’s U.S. sales are down 20 percent through October. The slump has left some pundits wondering whether Mini could suffer the problems of other once-trendy retro nameplates.
Mini management says sales are down mainly because of the model changeover for its core vehicle, the two-door Cooper hardtop. The redesigned hardtop, which is larger and shed some of its quirky features, arrived on dealership lots in April. Then dealers suffered a six-week delay of the 2015 Cooper, which arrived in mid-September.
Nov 11th, 2014
While MINI sales in the US are still rebounding from production and EPA delays, worldwide figures continue to rise. MINI achieved its best October sales ever. A total of 28,834 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 13.4% compared to the same month last year (25,420).
Nov 3rd, 2014
MINI USA Sales continued to decline as compared to 2014. For October, MINI USA reported 5,300 automobiles sold, a decrease of 7 percent from the 5,700 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a sales total of 44,488 automobiles, a decrease of 19.6 percent from the 55,335 automobiles sold in the first ten months of 2013. Why do sales continue to fall? continued →
Oct 10th, 2014
Official Press Release:
Lord Baker, the mastermind behind University Technical Colleges, has visited the MINI Plant in a bid to encourage more local businesses to get behind the scheme.
Oxfordshire UTC, based in Didcot, is set to open in September 2015 specialising in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The college is being backed by industrial supporters, including MINI Plant Oxford, as well as Reading and Royal Holloway Universities. continued →
Oct 10th, 2014
September saw MINI brand sales increase compared to the same month last year with a total of 31,871 vehicles delivered to customers (prev. yr. 31,314 / +1.8%). continued →
Oct 1st, 2014
For September, MINI USA reports 4,219 automobiles, a decrease of 20.5 percent from the 5,306 sold in the same month a year ago. The reason? The inability for MINI to release any 2015 cars due to the EPA certification process. However that should end as of today. How did the rest of the line-up do? Read on.
Sep 19th, 2014
The Oxford plant tour should be on every MINI fans bucket list. However given time constraints and high prices of air travel for those outside the UK, many of us will never make it. So we’re bringing the tour to you. continued →