The brand has achieved a new feat as the 10 millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off the assembly line.
As MINI continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the brand has achieved a new feat as the 10 millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off the assembly line.
Daily output at MINI's Oxford plant has grown from around 300 cars a day in 2001 to around 1,000 today The landmark car - a MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition - was built on 24 July 2019 at MINI Plant Oxford and will take pride of place in a special event at Oxford.
To celebrate the brand's 60th anniversary, MINI has been on the hunt for 60 owners of 60 cars, one from each year of production - with 60 personal stories from across the decades. Shared across the MINI digital channels throughout the year, the stories from owners around the U.K. shows the love they have for their cars and the important part they have played in so many people's lives.
MINI has bought together these cars at Plant Oxford for a special birthday gathering, before heading to the International MINI Meeting in Bristol, an annual festival for MINI fans globally. The cars will be led by 621 AOK - the very first Mini built - with the 10 millionth MINI bringing up the rear.
Three U.K. plants have a part to play in MINIs production today - Hams Hall near Birmingham makes engines, Swindon produces the body pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI, and this all comes together at the Oxford manufacturing plant with body shell production, paint and final assembly.
Daily output at Oxford has grown from around 300 cars a day in 2001 to around 1,000 today. The 4,500 strong workforce at Oxford produces one new MINI every 67 seconds. In November 2019 the MINI Electric will begin production at Oxford and mark the beginning of a new era for the brand.