After its Oxford
factory started celebrating 100 years of production this month, MINI has yet another reason to rejoice: the British manufacturer delivered its 500,000th vehicle in the United States.
"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. "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."
The BMW-owned company also announced that sales have almost tripled since 2002, with 66,123 vehicles sold last year. MINI now offers no less than seven versions of its car in the US, through 116 dealerships in 38 states.
Hardtop, Clubman, Convertible, Countryman, Coupe, Roadster and Paceman are the MINIs that can be ordered in 2013.