MINI Plant Oxford has hit a significant milestone by building more than 11,000 MINI Electrics since production began, just before the plant’s annual summer shutdown. Premiered in July 2019, during the brand’s 60th anniversary year, MINI’s first all-electric model is fully integrated into the production process at Oxford, running down the same line as the combustion engine models.
The MINI Countryman, the biggest member of the MINI model family, has an updated design, additions to the equipment range and new innovative technology. The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid ALL4 “combines efficiency and hybrid-specific all-wheel drive with the option of pure…
MINI has announced a partnership with OVO Energy, providing an offer of 5,000 free, green miles to new MINI Electric owners in the UK. Customers of the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle, who choose to make a switch from their current home energy supply to OVO’s EV Everywhere package, will get the electricity for their first 5,000 miles charged at home for free. The EV Everywhere bundle uses 100 per cent renewable electricity, supporting customers on their journey to zero-carbon living.
Mini has unveiled the new Mini Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 years ago. After 15,000 potential customers already expressed an interest in the car, the official order books have now been opened. Manufacturing will begin in late 2019, with first deliveries in the spring of 2020 and exports headed around the world.
MINI has released a pair of design sketches as an early preview of the brand’s first fully-electric production model, which is set to make its debut in 2019. The first sketches of the production model coincides with the MINI Electric Concept making its UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018.
New technology, connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox are some of the features in the new 2018 MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI 5-Door Hatch and MINI Convertible, which will launch at MINI retailers across the UK on 17 March 2018
It might cost more than before, but the Countryman is 20 centimetres longer, making it a true contender in the booming medium SUV class.
MINI went back to the drawing board for the latest Clubman, and the result is a much more practical Golf rival, which still retains nods to its heritage like its rear barn doors.
Now available to order, the new Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 will launch in June and is priced from £31,585 (on the road pricing that does not include the government plug-in car grant)
BMW says the new MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model to be launched in the brand’s 57-year history. The new model is available to order at MINI retailers nationwide, with diesel prices starting at £24,425 for the Cooper D Countryman. First UK deliveries will be in February. Prices for the plug-in hybrid model will be announced in due course.