Posted on 7-08-2008 by Vlad Balan
With the next generation Mini Cabrio coming next year, MINI has decided to end the production of the current model. The last car to come out of the Oxford assembly line was a MINI Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk painted in metallic White Silver that went to an US customer. Since spring 2004, since the MINI Convertible was introduced, the British company has managed to sell around 164,000 units worldwide. With more than 79,500 units, the bestselling edition was the 85 kW/115 bhp MINI Cooper Convertible, followed by the MINI Cooper S Convertible (125 kW/170 bhp), with around 56,500 units, and the MINI One Convertible (66 kW/90 bhp), with around 28,000 vehicles.
The main markets for the MINI Cabrio were the UK plus Ireland, USA, Germany, Italy and Japan, ‘responsible’ for 77 percent of the total sales, while sales were pretty good in Australia, Canada, China and Russia. What’s really interesting is that you’d imagine the MINI Cabrio sales went better in sunny countries, but it’s not actually like that. For example, there were twice as much customers in the Scandinavian countries than in Greece and five times more Austrians bought the MINI Cabrio than Portuguese.
Read the full press release here.
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