Official MINI Press Release: Sales of the MINI brand continued to develop very satisfactorily, with 26,693 MINI sold in March. This represents a 24.4% rise on the same month last year (21,454 units). Never since the market launch of this, the world’s most successful premium small car, in summer 2001 have so many MINI been delivered in one month as in the month of March 2008. For the year as a whole, the company is aiming to pass the 240,000 mark in terms of the number of MINI automobiles sold.