MINI SCORES 10 awards in 10 Years FOR ALG RESIDUAL VALUES
MY2013 MINI Cooper Countryman – Best Residual Value in Sub
Compact Utility Vehicle Segment
2013 MINI lineup – Best Residual Value in Premium Compact
Los Angeles – November 28, 2012… MINI USA has been
presented with two residual value awards from ALG at the 2012 LA Auto
Show. After already receiving eight residual value awards in the
Sporty and Compact segments since 2002, two new awards have taken
MINI’s total haul of ALG residual value accolades to 10 awards in the
10 years since the brand’s arrival in the U.S.
ALG recognized the MINI Cooper Countryman for having the best
residual value In the Sub Compact Utility Vehicle segment, and
recognized the rest of the 2013 MINI lineup for having the best
residual value in the Premium Compact Car segment.
“In our 10th year in America, it’s an honor to have now received a
total of 10 residual value awards from ALG,” said Jim McDowell, Vice
President - MINI USA. “These awards are testament to the MINI brand’s
commitment to build premium quality vehicles that consumers recognize
as a sound investment.”
ALG’s 14th annual Residual Value Awards, for the 2013 model year,
honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will
retain the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail
Price (MSRP) after a three-year period.
“Consistently high demand for the MINI brand propels its Cooper
lineup to a Premium Compact Car award,” said Larry Dominique,
President of ALG. “Product variants introduced for 2012 have kept the
brand fresh and helped sustain the brand’s appeal to consumers.
MINI’s balance between demand and production keeps incentives low, and
is a key driver of high residual value.”
MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States,
MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC,
located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and
sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales
organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 115 MINI
passenger car dealers in 38 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in
the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI
Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown
to encompass a model range of six unique vehicles.
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Consumer information about MINI products is available via the
internet at: www.MINIUSA.com