MINI USA reported September sales of 2,964 automobiles, off 2 percent from the 3,027 cars sold last September. Year-to-date, the division reported sales of 29,770 automobiles, a drop of 7 percent, compared to the 32,010 cars reported in the first three quarters of 2005. The MINI factory in Oxford was closed for part of August in preparation for the new model year, resulting in extremely low inventories of MINI automobiles.

Source: MINI USA Press