Mini Celebrates its 500,000th Vehicle Sold in the US
Days after the brand's 11th anniversary of its US launch, and introduction of the new Mini Paceman, Mini announced its 500,000th vehicle sold. During the 2013 New York Auto Show, there was a counter at their display, where they kept track of how many vehicles they have sold. During the show, it hit the 500,000 mark. "This milestone is an incredible achievement for Mini, and we're proud to have so many Motorers as part of the Mini family," said Jim McDowell, Vice President Mini USA, in a recent press release. He continued to say, "11 years ago, doubters said a small car could not succeed here, but Mini proved that small could be premium, fun to drive, and have real character, creating a whole new segment that has grown significantly in the years since then." Sales for the brand have increased from 24,500 units in 2002 to 66,123 in 2012. Now in 2013, Mini now has seven vehicles in its lineup, and it continues to grow. Dealerships have expanded across the nation, with 116 dealerships currently open, and there are talks of 130 more facilities opening by the end of this year. Source: Mini
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