MINI Sales Down 5.4% for October

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  1. Nathan

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    MINI USA reported sales of 3,950 automobiles, a decrease of 5.4 percent from the 4,176 cars sold last year. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 38,538 automobiles, a decrease of 1.6 percent from the 39,172 units sold in the same period of 2009.

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    Clubman sales took the largest hit bringing allover sales for MINI down. Could people be holding off for the Countryman instead?
     
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    If I'm reading this correctly, they sold a total of only 99 X3s in Oct 2010 in all of the US? :eek6:

    If you take the Clubby off the table sales are actually up. It'll be interesting to see as MINI tries to expand their brand beyond the 3-door/hatch how successful they will be, ie with respect to the Clubman, Countryman, Beachcomber, etc in the long run.
     
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    The X3 is about to go a model changeover for 2011 so 2010 model sales are quite low as they clearing out the leftovers.
     
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    It would be interesting to know how much the anticipated launch of the Countryman affected sales. IOW, buyers waiting for the Countryman release before pulling the trigger on either a Hatch or Clubby.

    EDIT - Sorry didn't see Nathan's comment at the bottom of the first post.
     
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    If I were in the market for a Clubbie, I would wait till I could drive a Countryman.

    Mark
     
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    Will the Countryman be available without all wheel drive?

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    #8 Nathan, Nov 2, 2010
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    This should add a bit more perspective to the BMW/MINI numbers by comparing them with others that have reported so far.

    Automaker Oct. 2010 Oct. 2009 Pct. chng 10 month 2010 10 month 2009 Pct. chng.
    BMW Group* 23,248 20,646 13% 21,5534 200,108 8%
    Chrysler Group LLC 90,137 65,803 37% 910,357 781,319 17%
    Daimler AG** 19,454 18,869 3% 189,687 166,832 14%
    Ford Motor Co.*** 157,650 136,583 15% 1,626,912 1,370,687 19%
    General Motors**** 183,543 176,632 4% 1,818,882 1,713,535 6%
    Honda (American)† 98,811 85,502 16% 1,011,247 969,638 4%
    Hyundai Group 73,855 53,495 38% 751,926 634,282 19%
    Isuzu - - -% - 165 -100%
    Jaguar Land Rover 4,253 3,042 40% 36,290 30,101 21%
    Maserati 196 110 78% 1,551 1,058 47%
    Mitsubishi 5,111 3,867 32% 46,503 46,706 0%
    Porsche 2,647 1,642 61% 20,337 15,952 28%
    Saab Cars North America‡ 741 - -% 3,366 - - %
    Subaru 22,720 18,169 25% 216,334 176,590 23%
    Suzuki 2,043 1,745 17% 19,015 35,265 -46%
    Toyota‡‡ 145,474 152,165 -4% 1,456,790 1,448,587 1%
    Volkswagen‡‡‡ 28,332 24,472 16% 295,566 244,764 21%
    Other (estimate) 294 308 -5% 2,940 3,064 -4%
    TOTAL 163,440 127,496 28% 1,609,362 1,388,055 16%


    Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.
    Source: Automotive News Data Center
    Note: Other includes estimates for Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus
    *Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
    **Includes Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Smart
    ***Includes Volvo through July 2010
    ****Includes Saab through February 2010
    †Includes Acura
    ††Includes Kia
    †††Includes Infiniti
    ‡The sale of Saab was final on February 23, 2010
    ‡‡Includes Lexus and Scion
    ‡‡‡Includes Audi and Bentley
    ‡‡‡‡The sale of Volvo to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group was final on Aug. 2, 2010

    Read more: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101103/RETAIL01/311039962/1448#ixzz14F2SFYFb
     
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    I am curious about the countryman, I like the all wheel drive.
     

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