BMW has launched the entire range of cars from its Mini portfolio. Showcased previously at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi, Mini has expanded its foothold in 100 countries with the launch in India.
With over hundred bookings already made, the iconic Mini will have its first dealership at Infiniti Cars, Santa Cruz, Mumbai. Spread over 12,500 sq foot area, the showroom will host the entire range of Mini cars, with five models at display and a restaurant under the same roof. Following will be the showrooms at Delhi, under the dealership of Deutsche Motoren and Bird Automotive. Mini is targeting to expand its nationwide dealership network to 5 by the end of the year. The first batch of cars will be delivered in May with a target of 20 cars per month.
Arriving to the shore as Completely Built Units (CBU), the Mini will carry a steep 75 per cent excise duty, making it seriously expensive. The Mini range will sport powerful and efficient petrol engine with six-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the Mini range as per ex-showroom:
Mini Cooper: Rs 25.5 lacs
Mini Cooper S: Rs 28.6 laacs
Mini Cooper Convertible: Rs 30.7 lacs
Mini Cooper S Countryman: Rs 32.8 lacs
Mini Cooper S Countryman High: Rs 35.9 lacs