MINI USA Press Release: MINI USA reported an all-time record in May. The brand sold 6,312 cars, a 52.8 percent increase compared to 4,130 cars sold in the same period a year ago. MINI USA also reported sales of 21,189 cars for the first five months of 2008, an increase of 36 percent over the 15,585 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago.

Both the MINI Cooper and Cooper S, as well as the new MINI Clubman were very well received during the month of May.

Says Jim McDowell, Vice-President MINI USA: “Dealers are seeing a wide range of trade-ins including a lot of full-size SUVs and pick-up trucks as America thinks more about the cost of fuel. As a result, we are seeing more consideration for small premium vehicles like MINI than ever before.”