The MINI brand and BMW Group’s UK manufacturing plants in Oxford and Swindon are celebrating twenty years of MINI production. In early 2001, production began for MINI body parts in Swindon and on the 26th April that same year, the first new MINI rolled off the line in Oxford.
MINI is aiming to enhance its appeal among fleet and business customers with the arrival of the new MINI Clubman City, developed specifically for the corporate market. The launch of the new business focused model combines features such as Satellite Navigation and Park Distance Control, with what BMW describes as highly competitive running costs and benefit-in-kind tax rates, delivering an economical option for fleet customers.
The BMW Group says that electrification is one of the central pillars of its corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT and the company has announced that all brands and model series can be electrified, with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain being offered in addition to the combustion engine option
The Mini brand’s first plug-in hybrid model will receive its UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 29th June to 2nd July. The new car now offers the option of purely electric driving with zero tailpipe emissions
BMW’s Oxford plant has celebrated the three millionth modern Mini to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001