MINI success story worth celebrating - From Oxford Mail
Thursday 13th March 2014
"THERE is a stand-out figure that truly shows the quality of the motor vehicles produced in this city: 4,000 advance orders for the third generation Mini have been made before anyone has seen the car.
Today our Motoring Editor, David Duffy, gives his verdict on the latest version of the Oxford Mini.
It goes on sale on Saturday and he is mightily impressed.
The Mini plant is a core part of this city and is rightly valued.
But sometimes local pride can blind us a little over how the Mini is viewed further afield.
There are 900 a day rolling off the production line, but even the most ardent critic of the little motor cannot quibble with that queue of 4,000 waiting to get behind the wheel of the new generation." Mini success story worth celebrating (From Oxford Mail) Our motoring man gives new Mini a spin + Video (From Oxford Mail) Mini sales take a dip
"Global sales of the Mini fell significantly last month.
A total of 15,975 cars were delivered to customers, down 13.8 per cent on the February 2013 figure of 18,527.
Bosses said the slowdown was due to anticipation of the new model being launched in dealerships on Saturday.
However, sales of the Clubman estate remain strong. In the first two months of the year, a total of 2,532 vehicles were delivered, an increase of 22.5 per cent on the 2,067 figure from last year." Mini sales take a dip (From Oxford Mail)