Monthly Archives: November 2013


2014 MINI UK Configurator now available

MINI UK Configurator 2014 MINI Cooper

MINI UK has launched its new Configurator for 2014 which includes the new MINI Hardtop (Hatch).

Colors available to build include Pepper White, Volcanic Orange, Moonwalk Grey Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green II Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, White Silver Metallic.  Wheels include the 15″ Heli Spoke, 16″ Loop Spoke, 16″ Victory Spoke (in black or silver), 17″ Cosmos Spoke (in black or silver), 17″ Tentacle Spoke, and 18″ Cone Spoke (in silver or white).

Design your own MINI at http://www.mini.co.uk/model-range/design-your-mini.

MINI UK Configurator 2014 MINI Cooper S


Mini Magazine available for NOOK

Barnes & Noble Mini Magazine for NOOK

For readers in the US who often have a difficult time finding Mini Magazine in local bookstores, Barnes & Noble has the answer.  B&N has made Mini Magazine available for the NOOK.  You can now buy the December 2013 issue for $4.99 or subscribe for $3.99 per month with a 14-day free trial.

You don’t need a NOOK device to read NOOK magazines, you can read them on your existing mobile device using NOOK Mobile Apps.

View Barnes & Noble Mini Magazine [NOOK Magazine].


2014 MINI colors

2014 MINI colors

Above is the entire lineup of colors for the new 2014 MINI Hardtop (F56) from MINIUSA.com.

From left to right: Pepper White, Volcanic Orange, Moonwalk Grey Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, British Racing Green II Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic, Iced Chocolate Metallic, White Silver Metallic.

See all of the past MINI colors on our comprehensive MINI Colors page.

 

 


debut of the third-generation MINI Hardtop

MINI F56 debut

Today MINI is unveiling the third-generation MINI Hardtop codenamed F56.  Here are some of the first official photos.

We will have specifications and a comparison with the previous two generation MINI Cooper Hardtops.

Read the official Press Kit: The New MINI.


MINI USA website redesigned

MINI USA website redesign 2013

MINI USA launched a complete redesign of its website.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 8, 2013…Whether you’re shopping for a new MINI, customizing your future MINI or looking to share your motoring experiences with other MINI owners, the new redesigned MINIUSA.com web site is the place for you! The first redesign of the site in more than five years promises to deliver an easy to use, interactive experience for both current and future MINI owners.

The site, which sees an average of 900,000 visits per month, was redesigned on a new platform to not only increase operational efficiency but also to serve as the digital hub for all things MINI in the United States. It’s also fully responsive, ensuring design, content and functionality are optimized regardless of whether the user is visiting from a desktop, tablet or smartphone.

In the press release, MINI USA also gave some interesting figures:

The optimized configurator is an important enhancement to the site given the fact that today more than 30 percent of MINI’s seven models are built to order by enthusiastic owners who are willing to wait close to six weeks for delivery.  In fact, MINIUSA.com generates more than 6,000 saved configurations per month, and of those that become leads, 39% result in a sale.

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worldwide MINI sales for October 2013

MINI JCW Roadster

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI reported an all-time sales high of 25,420 vehicles worldwide in October (prev. yr.: 24,483/ +3.8%) and a new record for the first ten months of the year, despite persistent market challenges in Europe: MINI sold 249,702 cars worldwide (prev. yr.: 247,697/ +0.8%) during this period.

October 2013 October 2012 change year-to-date 2013 year-to-date 2012 change
25,420 24,483 3.8% 249,702 247,697 0.8%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.


MINI USA sales for October 2013

Sales MINI USA October 2013

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

In October, MINI USA reported sales of 5,700 automobiles, a decrease of 3.2 percent from the 5,888 sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 1.7 percent on volume of 55,335 compared to 54,419 in the first ten months of 2012.

MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles
In October, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) continued its year of record breaking, smashing last year’s October sales with an increase of 30.4 percent to 1,962 vehicles from 1,505 sold in October, 2012. January through October, MINI used vehicle sales are up 19.1 percent on volume of 18,143 compared to 15,233 in the same period of 2012.

 

October 2013 October 2012 change year-to-date 2013 year-to-date 2012 change
5,700 5,888 -3.2% 55,335 54,419 1.7%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.