Mini will start the production of a new model

Mini will start the production of a new model

Not long ago, Mini revealed the all-new Hatch and now, according to the carmaker, it is time to meet the new generation model, which means that that the old one needs to clear production space. At the plant located in Oxford, Mini built the last of the current hatch. Here more than 1 million units came to life since 2006, when the model started to be available for sale. Actually, the carmaker sold 1.041.412 units of the Hatchback version since 2006. Overall 1.863.289 Mini Hatches have been built with the first-generation model in 2001. That was the year the Bavarian BMW re-launched the brand. The second generation Mini hatch brought with it turbocharged engines and suspension enhancements, fuel-saving technologies which have been followed by an infotainment system not long after. Since 2001, when the brand started its journey, the Oxford plant managed to produce 2.4 million Mini vehicles. According to the carmaker, 14 % of all cars built in the UK last year alone were Minis. Here we also have to mention the 14 % of all UK vehicles exported in 2012. the Germans are now expecting even better results thanks to the new model ready to reach the streets. At first Mini will invest GBP750 million, money which will be use across three of the manufacturing facilities of the UK BMW Group. On the list we have the Plant Oxfor, where the models are being assembled, Plant Swindon, where body pressing and sub-assemblies happen and Hans Hall where engines are being handled. The UK launch is scheduled to being in the spring of next year, but the production will start sooner than that.


Mini will start the production of a new model image Mini will start the production of a new model image
Mini will start the production of a new model image Mini will start the production of a new model image
Mini will start the production of a new model image Mini will start the production of a new model image