Daily Archives: December 1, 2009


MINI USA sales for November 2009

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI USA reported sales of 2,564 automobiles, a decrease of 43.6 percent compared to 4,545 cars reported in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 41,736 automobiles, a decrease of 17.4 percent, compared to the 50,511 cars reported in the first 11 months of 2008.

“November was a peculiar month as we saw fewer consumers shopping for small, fuel efficient vehicles,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA.  “However, we know we have the right kind of vehicles for the future and remain committed to expanding our dealer network and getting ready for three new MINI models in the near future.”

November 2009 November 2008 change year-to-date 2009 year-to-date 2008 change
2,564 4,545 -43.6% 41,736 50,511 -17.4%

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