MINI has been having a great 2012 so far. The automaker unveiled the MINI Paceman and the JCW GP at the Paris Motor Show. If that wasn’t enough to get MINI fans feeling proud, the automaker’s September sales report should do it. Judging from the report, the MINI fan club just got a lot bigger.

MINI sold around 5,000 cars last month; that’s their best September ever. The automaker’s sales are up 22.5% over September 2011, and up 16.6% year to date. However, that wasn’t the best news if you can believe it. The biggest surprise was just how well the MINI Countryman sold.

The Countryman outsold the MINI hatch for the first time by about 200 units. The Countryman sold 2,002 units in September, while the MINI Cooper S Hardtop sold 1,796. Both vehicles are outstanding, and it’s great to see plenty of new MINI cars on the road.

It’s not hard to see why motorists are gravitating to MINI vehicles, especially the Countryman. This car has amazing safety features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-leveling headlamps, and automatic wipers. In addition, it also has Park Distance Control and Dynamic Stability Control, among other features. For drivers of the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman, Winter Park drivers included, the reasons for choosing the Countryman are clear.

At Fields Orlando MINI, no matter which MINI vehicle they buy, we know motorists are going to quickly fall in love with their MINI.