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Icon12 MINI to be built in INDIA ? - 17th April 2013, 04:27 PM

just saw on BBC news 24 that BMW are going to build MINI´s in INDIA
  
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Default MINI to be built in INDIA ? - 17th April 2013, 04:34 PM

I had heard that some minis were going to be built in the Netherlands as the Oxford plant is maxed out and can't cope with demand



  
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Default 17th April 2013, 04:34 PM

It is just for the Countryman, and I believe that they will only be assembled in India to lower the price of them due to import tax on fully built cars.


  
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Default 17th April 2013, 04:44 PM

Doesn't surprise me.....

I work for a bus manufactor and last year started building in a plant in Maylasia....

Labour is a fraction of here but trouble we have found so far is the quality has slipped!!



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Default 17th April 2013, 04:59 PM

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I had heard that some minis were going to be built in the Netherlands as the Oxford plant is maxed out and can't cope with demand
this is true , they are currently fitting out the nedcar plant in sittard for a BMW/MINI, there are plenty of rumour of whats actually going to be built there but they will not be up and running until next year.
  
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Default 17th April 2013, 06:18 PM

eeeek lets hope the standards aren't effected


  
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Default 17th April 2013, 06:20 PM

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eeeek lets hope the standards aren't effected
from what i understand, the ones being built in india will not be sold in europe, they are being made in india to make them cheaper to sell there due to an importation tax...
  
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Default 17th April 2013, 06:24 PM

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from what i understand, the ones being built in india will not be sold in europe, they are being made in india to make them cheaper to sell there due to an importation tax...
thats good news


  
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Default 17th April 2013, 06:38 PM

BMW to assemble Mini cars in India:
News : MINI sets up production in India - AROnline

BBC News - BMW to assemble Mini cars in India

"The idea of local production is one that isn’t new to the Mini world. The classic Mini had numerous local production points throughout the world that allowed the company to efficiently meet the needs of a specific market. This also allows BMW to get past any local tariffs and produce cars more effectively. History is repeating itself with this latest announcement by BMW – which builds multiple models at the same plant. But don’t expect to see an Indian built MINI at your local European or US dealer. These cars will be sold exclusively on the sub-continent as the term “local production” suggests. Read on for the full press release."
http://www.motoringfile.com/2013/04/...tion-to-india/

Nothing unusual or bad about building Mini's in other countries as well as Oxford which is now at full capacity.
The classic Mini was assembled all over the world including Italy, Australia, Portugal, Ireland, Belgium, Malta, Spain, Slovenia, South Africa, Chile and more as celebrated recently:
Events : MINI's centenary tour (updated 28 March) - AROnline
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Default 17th April 2013, 06:46 PM

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I had heard that some minis were going to be built in the Netherlands as the Oxford plant is maxed out and can't cope with demand
The Mk3 MINI is to be built at Oxford and the Nedcar plant in the Netherlands due to cope with expected increases in demand from expanding markets for MINI's worldwide.
Confirmed: 2014 MINI to be built at Nedcar in Holland (ex-Mitsubishi factory)
  
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