MINI hits three million milestone at Oxford
Oxford Plant hits major manufacturing milestone, producing its three millionth vehicle, a John Cooper Works Clubman.
Plant Oxford in England recently celebrated the three millionth MINI to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001.
The three millionth Oxford-built MINI is a John Cooper Works Clubman – the first model to combine the latest John Cooper Works performance enhancements and a new ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
From around 300 cars a day in 2001 to around 1,000 built to order cars today, the 4,500 strong work force at Oxford produce one new MINI almost every minute.
Eighty per cent of MINIs built here are exported to more than 110 markets across the world.
Since the brand began building MINIs back in 2001 the car has proven hugely popular with customers right around the world.
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The passion and commitment that everyone here at the plant has for building a high-quality product is central to that success.
The classic Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and launched in 1959, revolutionized the automotive world and was produced at Oxford until 1968 with a peak output of 94,889 cars during 1966-7.
Models built there today include three and five door MINIs, the MINI Clubman and its first all-wheel drive All4 model – and the high-performance MINI John Cooper Works.