Daily Archives: January 10, 2011

global MINI sales for December 2010

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI brand: New sales record

With a total of 234,175 vehicles sold (+8.1%; prev. yr. 216,538), MINI set a new sales record in the year just ended. December sales climbed 38.3% year-on-year to 25,359 vehicles. The brand’s positive annual result was due in part to the MINI Countryman (14,337 units) recently released in September, as well as the MINI Hatch (+3.9% to 155,841) and the MINI Convertible (+15.5% to 32,680). Sales improved in virtually all markets. The U.S. remains the largest market with 45,644 units sold in 2010, closely followed by the U.K. (44,514 units). Third largest market is Germany with 31,472 cars.

December 2010 December 2009 change year 2010 year 2009 change
25,359 18,335 38.3% 234,175 216,538 8.1%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.

RSR Motorsports completes January Test Days at Daytona

RSR Motorsports No. 198 MINI from 2010

RSR Motorsports No. 198 MINI from 2010

RSR Motorsports completed pre-season testing of its three MINI Cooper S racecars last weekend at the January Test Days at Daytona in preparation for the upcoming GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.  Over the three days from January 7-9, the team drove in six practice sessions, two each day.  RSR Motorsports completely rebuilt the MINIs since last season and the team has a new car, the No. 195 MINI Cooper S.

Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler will again be partners, moving to the new No. 195 MINI.  The No. 196 MINI will be driven by newcomers Ron Farmer and Jason Hart.  VJ Mirzayan returns and is paired up with Chris Sarian in the No. 198 MINI.

See the full article for results.