Daily Archives: May 3, 2010


MINI USA sales for April 2010

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

While the premium small car segment is lagging other segments, MINI continued to show a strong performance and increased its segment share.  In April, 3,843 MINI’s were sold, up 5.1 percent versus the 3,657 units reported in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 12,571 automobiles, an increase of 3.3 percent.

MINI’s long term growth prospects continue to be strong due to macro economic developments in the U.S.  To prepare for this future growth, MINI’s product range will double from three to six models starting in 2011 and the dealer network is being expanded to 100 exclusive stores by summer of this year with dealers investing a combined $200 million this year and last.

April 2010 April 2009 change year-to-date 2010 year-to-date 2009 change
3,843 3,657 5.1% 12,571 12,170 3.3%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.


collectible of the day: Rauno Aaltonen autograph

Rauno Aaltonen autograph

Rauno Aaltonen
If you are a MINI fanatic and an autograph collector, there are a few names you want to have: John Cooper, Mike Cooper, Frank Stephenson, Gert Hildebrand, Phil Wicks, Paddy Hopkirk, and Rauno Aaltonen.

Today we feature the autograph of Rauno Aaltonen, “The Flying Finn” and legendary Mini rally champion.  If you attended any of the big MINI events such as Let’s MINI 2005, MINI Takes the States 2008, or MINI United 2009, you might have met him.