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The company introduced the Mini brand in India at last year’s Delhi Auto Expo. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
The company introduced the Mini brand in India at last year’s Delhi Auto Expo. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Local assembly to make BMW’s Mini Countryman cheaper by `10 lakh

BMW India to start assembling the Mini Countryman at its plant in Chennai; car will be priced at `23.50-37.50 lakh

New Delhi: Luxury car maker BMW India Pvt. Ltd will start assembling the Mini Countryman at its plant in Chennai, the first time the car is being produced outside Europe, lowering the price of the compact car in India by about 10 lakh.

It will be priced at 23.50-37.50 lakh, down from 34.20-37.50 lakh.

“The vehicles manufactured at BMW Chennai will fulfil the same quality standards that apply to production of BMW Group models worldwide," BMW India said in a statement on Wednesday.

The company introduced the Mini brand in India at last year’s Delhi Auto Expo. The Countryman is available in two diesel and one petrol variant.

BMW India will continue to import the other Mini models, such as the Cooper, the Cooper S and the Cooper convertible, as completely built units.

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