19.7% of the vehicles sold by the BMW Group in August 2013 were Minis. 47.3% of the Minis sold were original Coopers, the hardtop model.
The only Minis to post year-over-year increases in August are down through the first eight months of 2013. The only Minis that have posted year-over-year increases through the first eight months of this year were down in August.
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Only 1186 Pacemans have been sold so far. If not a disappointment, that number still makes the Paceman an exceedingly rare vehicle. 246 were sold in August. Mercedes-Benz sold 238 G-Class SUVs. The G-Class starts at $113,000. Toyota sold 269 Land Cruisers. Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman, as well as the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Jaguar F-Type, all sold more often than the Paceman. You get the idea: seeing one is still a rare event.
For the record, Fiat sold 2976 500s in August, down 28% from last August when the 500L wasn’t on the market. 500L sales rose to 1214 units in August. Sales of Volkswagen’s Beetle convertible totalled 2227 in August. Beetle coupe sales fell 22% to 2694.