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Mini celebrates milestone


Mini has produced 1.5 million cars, just two years after reaching the 1 million mark

In its 50th anniversary year, Mini is celebrating its popularity - since the new Mini was introduced in 2001, demand has called for 1.5 million fo these cars to be made.

Worldwide, this unique premium small car is now sold in 80 countries, with its most recent launch in Brazil.

Between 1959 and 2000, 5.3 million classic Minis were produced.

The 1.5 millionth Mini, a Chili Red Clubman, was ushered off of the Oxford line by Business Minister Ian Lucas MP, BMW Group board member Ian Robertson and a group of Plant Oxford apprentices.

"This is a tough time for the car industry and no business is immune from its challenges," Robertson said. "Mini is an extremely resilient brand with huge customer appeal and we have seen a strengthening order bank in recent months. We will launch a number of new models in the coming years and we are optimistic for the future."

Robertson and Mini have reason to be optimistic. The all-electric Mini E has been approved for test marketing in Britain.

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