Official MINI Press Release: Sales of MINI did not quite reach the previous year’s level with 11,905 vehicles delivered in February (previous year: 12,215/-2.5%). The new MINI has been available in the USA since the middle of February. Further overseas markets such as Japan will follow this month. The model range of the second generation of MINI will be expanded from April onwards by the addition of the new MINI Cooper D and the new MINI One. In addition, the company announced at the Geneva Motor Show that it would be launching the MINI Clubman later this year.

After the MINI Convertible, this is the third model variant of the MINI that has been available from the BMW Group since summer 2001. As the new models become increasingly available over the course of the year, sales of the MINI brand are also set to become more dynamic. For the year to the end of February, MINI, with 25,532 cars sold, is still 8.0% below last year’s figure (27,755).