BMW’s Mini brand has managed to produce two million cars in ten years, celebrating the milestone at the Cowley, Oxford in the presence of UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, who drove off the production line the car with the 2 million number on it.
“It’s a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The 2 millionth Mini to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK’s strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story. BMW’s continued investment in its UK operations, together with its export success – selling to over 90 countries worldwide – is contributing to a real renaissance for the UK car industry and a brilliant example of the sustainable, balanced growth we are determined to achieve”, said David Cameron at the event.
The 2 millionth Mini to come off the production line is a convertible finished in a White Silver Metallic color with a blue denim roof, sitting on a special set of alloy wheels.
The Oxford plant currently makes the Mini Convertible, Clubman and the new Coupe, but a new model, the Mini Roadster, will be added by the end of this year. Around of 80 percent of all the Minis made in the United Kingdom are being exported.