Mini breaks sales record last month

Trevor Hofmann - CAP staff
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While many are prognosticating doom and gloom throughout Europe, Mini has been breaking sales records in the UK and on the 2012 Mini Coupe and Roadster. (Photo: Mini)
continent as well as other markets around the world, including here in Canada.

Last month the premium compact brand achieved 30,562 vehicles delivered worldwide, surpassing last September's record of 30,392 global sales by 0.6-percent.

Mini's Canadian operations added to the global tally in a big way, with September deliveries up 31.8-percent to a total of 613 unit sales.

The brand's U.S. division didn't see sales rise quite so dramatically, but last month's 22.5-percent increase resulted in a best-September-ever total of 4,899 units sold, still better than the global average. Additionally, the brand's first three-quarter sales rose by 2012 Mini Countryman. (Photo: Mini)
16.6-percent in the U.S. compared to the same period last year, with 48,531 Minis sold.

September's record-setting global sales get added to Mini's best 9 months ever, totaling 223,214 vehicles sold worldwide for a 7.2-percent improvement over the same period in 2011 when it delivered just 208,223 new Minis.

Mini points to a larger more diversified product portfolio that now includes a two-seat sports coupe, a two-seat roadster, and a compact crossover within the lineup, while its BMW X6-inspired Paceman "Sports Activity Coupe" will arrive in dealer showrooms during the first half of 2013 to boost sales even further.

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Topics: Convertible, Crossover, Hatchback, Roadster, Sports Coupe, EV, Mini, Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper Convertible Works, Cooper S Convertible, Cooper Convertible, Cooper Roadster, Cooper S Roadster, Subcompact, Compact,

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