MINI has begun a new chapter in the Indian market with the start of local production of the MINI Countryman in India. This will be the first time the company is producing the Countryman outside Europe.
MINI unveiled the MINI range of vehicles in India at the 2012 Autoexpo and subsequently launched the cars in India.
The locally produced Countryman SUV will be offered in two diesel variants Cooper D Countryman and Cooper D Countryman High. A new petrol variant of MINI ONE Countryman will also be produced at BMW Plant Chennai. The other petrol variants of the Cooper S Countryman and Cooper S Countryman High – will be imported in India as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).
The MINI (Cooper and Cooper S) and MINI Convertible (Cooper Convertible) will be imported in India as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) in petrol variants.
The ex-showroom prices (INR) of the MINI cars in India are as follows –
- Cooper: 26,60,000
- Cooper S: 29,90,000
- Cooper Convertible: 32,50,000
- ONE Countryman*: 23,50,000
- Cooper D Countryman*: 25,60,000
- Cooper D Countryman High*: 28,90,000
- Cooper S Countryman: 34,20,000
- Cooper S Countryman High: 37,50,000
* Locally produced
MINI has five dealerships in India in four cities Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
The Chennai plant currently produces the BMW X1, X3, 3 Series, 5 Series. From this year the company will also manufacture the 7 Series and to be launched 1 Series.