Just last month we Indians were initiated with one of the world’s first title in BMW’s long vying history, claiming to be the only destination outside Europe which had received permission to produce Mini “locally”; and though we also hadn’t let the hair down of those German officials, had successfully rolled out first batch of (locally produced) Mini Cooper from BMW’s Chennai facility in India.
Naming the model plates it was revealed, Mini Cooper D Countryman and Mini Cooper D Countryman High of diesel variants, whilst of Mini One Countryman in petrol variant are the names which have been selected for going with local production whereas the rest of them to continue on their existing CBU routes. Mini One Countryman is the lowest priced Mini in the repertoire of carmaker here, standing thoughtfully at a band of Rs. 23,50,000, luring Indians in way that German officials had to think over their stratified workouts.
As learnt, the Chennai facility of BMW not only produces Mini in its vastly spread acres but also the famous names like 3 Series, 5 Series, X1 and X3 bears “Made in India” tag on their shoulder proudly. The newly launched 7 Series facelift is also the latest entrant in kitty of local production.
The picture which one can over here is of the same and is captured actually there itself, hence no chances of rumor mill churning here. Meanwhile, till this “locally produced” lot reaches showrooms one check out the pricing list of all the Minis mentioned below:
- Mini Cooper: Rs 26,60,000
- Mini Cooper S: Rs 29,90,000
- Mini Cooper Convertible: Rs 32,50,000
- MINI ONE Countryman: Rs 23,50,000
- MINI Cooper D Countryman: Rs 25,60,000
- MINI Cooper D Countryman High: Rs 28,90,000
- MINI Cooper S Countryman: Rs 34,20,000
- MINI Cooper S Countryman High: Rs 37,50,000