MINI’s Oxford plant in the UK recently celebrated its three-millionth unit since opening in 2001. Till now, BMW Group has spent around $2.3 billion on MINI’s UK manufacturing operations and as part of the new product strategy and shift in technology applications, new investments in electric vehicle manufacturing is being considered. In that direction, MINI recently unveiled its first Electric Concept car, which obviously previews a production car soon. MINI has already confirmed Oxford as the primary production location for the production EV.
While this is happening for MINI, new market reports suggest that BMW Group is reportedly working on a deal that could shift export market MINI production to China. In China, BMW’s partner is Great Wall who will be entrusted the job. It is unclear as of now if China is being considered as a second production location. However, this decision is expected to help both automakers comply with upcoming regulations in the world’s largest automotive market.