Los Angeles, CA ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬” November 29th, 2006… MINI took home three honors in Kelley Blue BookÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ2007 Best Resale Value AwardsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. MINI was awarded two top spots with ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBest Resale ValueÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in the Hatchback category and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBest Resale ValueÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in the Convertible category. In addition, the MINI Cooper has achieved a spot in the list of models ranked with the Top 10 Best Resale Value.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAs a testament to the MINI CooperÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s unwavering appeal, both the hatchback and convertible versions top their respective categories in this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s resale value awards,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue BookÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s kbb.com. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWith an additional placement in the overall top 10, the expressive and fun MINI remains a resale champion.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are overjoyed to receive this recognition from Kelley Blue Book for the MINI,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â noted Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are committed to offering our owners outstanding value in areas of performance, safety and fun. The overwhelming enthusiasm MINI owners have for their car is a testament of our commitment and we see strong resale value as an important indicator of our efforts.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Kelley Blue BookÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s resale values are projections based on current vehicle data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition in segment, expectations of the future economy and the combined experience of Kelley Blue BookÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team of market and pricing analysts. Values reflect projected future wholesale pricing for clean, reconditioned vehicles at the end of a five-year lease period.
Source: MINI USA