You'd never know it today, but there once was a time when Britain had the second-largest automotive industry in the world. A bit of that heritage surfaces this month as one of the seminal auto plants that built Britain's industry celebrates its 100th birthday. That site, now called MINI Plant Oxford but known to an older generation of car fans as British Motor Corporation's Cowley plant, now churns out up to 900 MINI vehicles a day. It produces the basic three-door MINI hatchback, the convertible, the elongated MINI Clubman wagon, the two-seat Coupe and Roadster models, and various hot-rod...
BMW Boss Envisages 10 Model Lineup For MINI
MINI recently announced an $800 million investment deal for its plant in Oxford, UK to prepare for production of its third-generation Cooper model. The new model, spy shots of which have already surfaced, will be based on a new front-wheel drive platform dubbed UKL, which will be used by BMW for...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
MINI WRC Team Gets Official Launch In Oxford
Since the first hintings of the return of the MINI name to the world stage of rallying last July, right up through to the testing stages and constant teasing, we have longed to know what form MINI’s efforts for the World Rally Championship (WRC) would take, and now we finally know. The new...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Report: Three-Door MINI Countryman In The Works
The recently revealed 2011 MINI Countryman could soon spawn a handful of new variants as BMW continues its expansion of the iconic MINI brand into something that is edging closer to becoming a full line automaker. We’ve already reported on MINI launching a seven-seater Countryman Plus, as well...Viknesh Vijayenthiran