NEW YORK – Despite minimal advertising, the Mini is off to a fast launch, says general manager Jack Pitney. The new British-built car, smallest vehicle offered for sale in the U.S., is on pace to meet its target of 20,000 units annually, Pitney tells the International Motor Press Assn. here. That would make the U.S. second only to the U.K. as the top Mini market. "We have aspirations to make the U.S. the No.1 Mini market, Pitney says. "We hope to exceed the U.K. total of 25,000 units ...

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