Luxury carmaker BMW is set to launch the British marque MINI brand in India. MINI will have a separate dealer network for the cars with two new dealerships opening shortly in Delhi and Mumbai. BMW will bring in the entire range of the Mini – comprising its popular variants Cooper, Countryman, Clubdoor and the Cabrio. The top-end Clubman is likely to cost around Rs 30 lakh and come with a complete sports package and accessories.
The Mini brand will start at a price of Rs. 25 lakh.
The Mini is among the original British cars that heralded a new era in motoring in the 1960s, with its space-saving frontwheel-drive layout. Its smooth and sporty retro design has influenced a generation of carmakers ever since.
“The Mini comes to India finally after years of hectic feasibility and surveys,” BMW India President Andreas Schaaf said, adding the company will showcase the car in the Auto Expo in January 2012.