March 29, 2023
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UK Oxford production line transforms into electric version of MINI to be produced in China – Hong Kong

Although it has been acquired by Germany’s BMW Group, MINI has always been regarded as one of the representatives of British cars. MINI will fully transform into an electric vehicle brand in 2030. The first electric MINI will be put into production in 2020 at the Cowley plant in Oxford, England. The latest news indicates that the electric MINI model originally in charge of the Oxford factory will be produced in China instead.

As early as 2018, BMW signed a cooperation agreement with China’s Great Wall Motor, and at the same time produced electric vehicles in China and the Oxford plant in the UK, but the latest arrangement is that BMW hatchbacks, SUVs and electric MINIs will all be produced in China, while the electric MINI Countryman will be produced in China. Made in Leipzig, Germany. In response to media enquiries, BMW stressed that it is not closing the Oxford Cowley plant and that local employees are not affected by the change.

BMW said the Cowley plant will be converted to three- and five-door MINI Cooper models, with the MINI Cabriolet due to go into production locally in 2025. A BMW spokesperson stressed that the Oxford plant remains the focus of MINI production and plays an important role in the production of the world’s best-selling model.

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