MINI USA reported the best January ever with sales of 3,682 automobiles, an increase of 10.4 percent from the 3,334 sold in the same month a year ago. But the month was notable in other ways as well.

For the first time the MINI Roadster has outsold the more versatile and less attractive Convertible by 24 units. And as expected in the depths of winter, the Countryman has closed the gap to the hatch to within about 200 units once again proving how valuable the R60 is to MINI’s bottom line.

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