To be fair MINI is in a transition from the R56 Hardtop to the F56 Hardtop. Also January weather in the US was terrible for selling cars. As a whole the entire industry is down January 2014 over January 2013. MINI Brand Sales For January, MINI USA reports 2,543 automobiles, a decrease of 30.9 percent from the 3,682 sold in the same month a year ago. MINI USA is currently in transition from the current hardtop to the new model arriving in the second quarter. MINI Pre-Owned Vehicles â€“ Best January Ever In January, MINI used automobiles (including MINI NEXT certified pre-owned and pre-owned) reported sales of 1,881 automobiles, an increase of 22 percent from the 1,542 sold in January, 2013.