BMW Group had its best July sales ever and that includes MINI having its best July ever, as well. BMW is optimistic about the rest of 2014 despite the sale of 2015 MINI Hardtops being suspended until October in the US.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI sales figures are above last year’s level, making it the brand’s best July ever. A total of 24,259 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide (prev. yr. 23,515 / +3.2%) and this positive trend is expected to continue in the second half of the year. Sales of the new third-generation MINI Hatch, the brand’s core model, are up 22.3% compared to the same month last year with a total of 11,970 delivered in July (prev. yr. 9,785). In the year-to-date, a total of 156,154 MINIs were sold (prev. yr. 172,314 / -9.4%).

July 2014 July 2013 change year-to-date 2014 year-to-date 2013 change
24,259 23,515 3.2% 156,154 172,314 -9.4%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.