MINIs kick arse sales up 16% in a area where everyone else slumps 5%

BMW Group in the UK (BMW and MINI combined) report 12.2 % sales up from this time last year, which is great news in a market which has seen an overall 5% slump in sales.

But guess what? MINI has performed even better, with the continued success of the Countryman range and we have already had a positive response to the new MINI Coupé which went on sale last weekend.

MINI reported sales of 38,147 vehicles in the first nine months of 2011, compared to 32,820 in the same period last year, an increase of 16.2%.  Year-to-date MINI has a UK market share of 2.4 per cent. In September 9,690 MINIs were delivered to customers, 28.1 per cent up on September 2010.