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Earlier reports suggested that the car could be outsourced to a manufacturer outside of Germany but CEO Norbert Reithofer has confirmed its German production. The same can’t be said for Mini’s upcoming SUV model, which won’t be built at the Oxford plant in England. Instead, it will be outsourced to a third party manufacturer, reports Automotive News.
Reithofer didn’t reveal who this manufacturer will be but its past history with Magna Steyr makes the Austrian company a likely candidate, especially since the current contract to build X3s expires at the end of the current model cycle.