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 →
Sep 12th, 2014
MINI continues to struggle with the sales in 2014 as they roll out their new versions of their core products. continued →
Sep 3rd, 2014
As 2015 MINI orders start to pile-up at the port due to EPA certification delays, we’re starting to see sales affected. For August, MINI USA reports 5,006 automobiles, a decrease of 16.9 percent from the 6,023 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA reported a sales total of 34,969 automobiles, a decrease of 21.1 percent from the 44,329 automobiles sold in the first eight months of 2013.
Click through to see the full sales break-down. continued →
Aug 12th, 2014
Supply of the new MINI Hatch, the F56, seems to have finally caught up with pent-up worldwide demand. BMW Group is reporting July 2014 as the best July in MINI sales history. Overall sales are up +3.2% and sales of the MINI Hatch itself are up 22.3% over July of last year, which side note, was the best July previously on record. Here’s MINI’s official statement: