MINI USA is reporting sales of 2,786 automobiles, an increase of 8.7 percent from the 2,564 cars sold last year. Of course this is a change-over period for MINI with some dealers blowing out 2010 models while simultaneously selling the refreshed 2011 line-up. It’s also a the calm before the storm with Countryman sales just about to start.

Year-to-date, MINI USA is reporting sales of 41,324 automobiles, a decrease of 1 percent from the 41,736 cars sold in the same period of 2009.