Oct 9th, 2013
Official Release: MINI posted its best ever September sales with 31,313 vehicles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 30,563/ +2.5%). The brand recorded growth in several of its key markets including the U.S. (5,306/ +8.3%), Mainland China (2,740/ +4.1%) and Japan (1,700/ +5.7%). continued →
Oct 1st, 2013
MINI USA reported the best September ever with sales of 5,306 automobiles, an increase of 8.3 percent from the 4,899 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 2.3 percent on volume of 49,635 compared to 48,531 in the first nine months of 2012.
The big news here in the Coupe outselling all models with the exception of the hatch and Countryman. What’s the motivation for Coupe buyers? Your guesses are as good as ours. Also up is the Roadster an to a lesser degree the Convertible. And the Countryman? Way down.
Full chart after the break. continued →
Sep 13th, 2013
The story of both worldwide and state-side MINI sales in 2013 has become a broken record of broken records. Sales for August were up nearly 11%, while year-to-date sales remained positive but basically flat. Asia continues to be a booming market for MINI and all of BMW Group, leaving no question why former MINI head, Dr. Kay Segler, was recently tasked with taking over operations there.
Sep 4th, 2013
MINI USA sales continue to go strong despite it’s core product being seven years old. In fact that product (the R56) continues to lead the way with an increase of 22% over the same time last year. What about the GP? According to sources there are still some left and (as we predicted) deals can be had. If you’ve been on the fence it’s time to get off and into one while you can.
Official Release: MINI USA reported the best August ever with sales of 6,023 automobiles, an increase of 5.3 percent from the 5,718 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 1.6 percent on volume of 44,329 compared to 43,632 in the first eight months of 2012. continued →
Aug 8th, 2013
BMW Group sales growth continues to climb across the board. This includes MINI, which saw sales grow by +6.4% compared to July of 2012. Year-to-date sales are down slightly (-1.0%). As of this posting, the model-by-model breakdown hasn’t been published yet, but BMW has given us a breakdown of where geographically that market growth is coming from:
MINI reported its best July figures ever with 23,515 deliveries worldwide (prev. yr 22.102/ +6.4%). The brand recorded growth in several of its key markets including the U.S. (5,950/ +1.6%), Mainland China (2,300/ +65.2%) and Japan (1,205/ +4.2%). Year-to-date, MINI worldwide sales are at around last year’s level with 172,313 vehicles delivered to customers in the first seven months (173,979/ -1.0%).
Aug 1st, 2013
Official Release: MINI USA reported the best July ever with sales of 5,950 automobiles, an increase of 1.6 percent from the 5,855 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 1.0 percent on volume of 38,306 compared to 37,914 in the first seven months of 2012. continued →
Jul 30th, 2013
MINI fan and data man Robert Mohns has compiled quite an impressive breakdown of MINI USA sales starting from January of 2010. Breaking sales down by year, month and model, this infographic shows trends not just in sales overall, but for your favorite flavor of MINI. Track Roadster sales. Put Paceman numbers in some perspective. There’s a lot of interesting information here. Select the image to see the larger version. What do you think? Has MINI’s diversification plan payed off so far?