The difference between worldwide MINI sales and those solely in the US has never been more staggering. While MINI is seeing a decided downward trend in the US, global sales are hitting records month after month. So far this year a total of 271,394 MINIs were delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8%. According to Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW AG Management Board member for MINI, the Countryman (the hybrid version in particular) is a key driver of that growth.

โ€œThe popularity of the first ever MINI plug-in hybrid, which has already been delivered to more than 2,700 customers worldwide since it was introduced in June, is particularly exciting,โ€ he said.

According to the data released by MINI, almost one in ten Countryman sold in September was a MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.