Daily Archives: April 3, 2012


MINI USA sales for March 2012

MINI USA sales March 2012

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 5,866 automobiles in March, a decrease of 3.6 percent from the 6,087 sold in March 2011. Year-to-date, MINI achieved its best first quarter sales since the record year of 2011 retailing 14,180 vehicles, up 14.9 percent compared to 12,341 vehicles sold in the first three months of 2011.

March 2012 March 2011 change year-to-date 2012 year-to-date 2011 change
5,866 6,087 -3.6% 14,180 12,341 14.9%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.


GreenLight Collectibles die-cast MINIs

GreenLight MotorWorld MINI Cooper Convertible
We have featured many Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, and Matchbox die-cast MINIs, but here is another maker of them.

GreenLight Collectibles produces a Motor World die-cast line in 1:64 scale.  They have produced seven series since 2009, most of which have included MINI models.  The MINIs are part of the Classics and British Editions.

1:64 Motor World die-cast model cars feature 100% authentic metal bodies, plastic chassis, authentic detailed wheels and are officially licensed by the respective automobile companies.  As with GreenLight Collectibles offerings, the “Green Machine” chase car program carries over into the Motor World line with 2% of the production run manufactured in alternate schemes to provide the marketplace with the rare vehicles the collector craves.
  • Series 2 (96020) 2010 – MINI Cooper (British Racing Green)
  • Series 3 (96030) 2010 – MINI Cooper (Chili Red)
  • Series 4 (96040) 2011 – MINI Cooper (Electric Blue) (2,250)
  • Series 5 (96050) 2011 – MINI Cooper Clubman (Lightning Blue) (2,750)
  • Series 6 (96060) 2011 – MINI Cooper Convertible (Liquid Yellow) (2,750)
  • Series 7 (96070) 2012 – MINI Cooper Clubman (Chili Red) (2,750)

GreenLight die-cast cars are available at Toys”R”Us.

GreenLight Motor World MINI Cooper Clubman