Official Release: MINI USA reported sales of 4,128 automobiles an increase of 9.7% compared to 3,762 cars reported in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 34,996 automobiles, a decrease of 14 percent, compared to the 40,694 cars reported in the first nine months of 2008.

“September was another unique ‘out of wack’ month as many dealers reported fewer shoppers and tire-kickers after the end of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA. “MINI has been fortunate to counter this climate with higher sales compared to last September and serious buyers helping the brand to continuously increase its market share.”