The so-called Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door, the stretched version of Mini's third-generation hatchback, was released as an all-new model at the beginning of this year. 10,425 Mini Cooper 4-Doors have been sold so far. In many other markets, it's referred to as the 5-Door, and it's not to be confused with the upcoming Clubman.
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD
In the prior generation, the Clubman was a stretched version of the conventional Mini but did not have four traditional passenger doors. The Clubman version of BMW's third Mini Cooper is essentially a Mini wagon. The 2016 Clubman goes on sale soon, priced from $24,950.
|Mini Cooper 4-Door|
That pace could improve if the Clubman is warmly welcomed, but a hot-selling Clubman may intrude into the 4-Door and Countryman's slice of the pie.
During the first eight months of 2015, 43.5% of the Minis sold in America were four-door models, all in the form of the taller Countryman.
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