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Old 19th October 2011, 18:10   #31
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Thats quite a bummer.Somehow i dont think they are going to price it that high,because if they do,then supporting 12 dealerships exclusively through Mini sales makes no business sense.A normal BMW showroom sells anywhere between 150-250 cars a year depending on the city they are in,Mini at 25 lakh wont sell more than 20-25 a month and thats being very optimistic.
Yes, I hope he was talking about the Mini Cooper Countryman basic version when that 25L figure came up, because the Mini One hatch at that price would be one of the most ridiculous pricings ever. Infact it would not be a car for the rich and affluent that price, it would be the car for the foolish and insane.

On Road 20L is as far as they should take the Mini One Hatch Basic. With Mini Countryman, they can surely afford to push it around 25L ex showroom.

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Official Facebook page is up and running -

https://www.facebook.com/MINI.India

MINI brand models will be retailed through 2-3 exclusive dealerships in India starting with the Delhi-NCR region and Mumbai next year.

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Old 23rd October 2011, 20:47   #33
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Basically a wait of 2-3 more years before its introduced in all major cities of India.

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MINI India says Happy Diwali -


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MINI Cooper S spotted in Chennai with MP plates.
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MINI Cooper S spotted in Chennai with MP plates.
This Mini has nothing to do with the arrival of the Mini brand in India. The blue Cooper S in Chennai is a private-import. Much like the other Minis in the country. And there are quite a few.

This particular Mini Cooper S is quite interesting. Looks like the exhausts are after-market. Would like to hear it on the move.
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The entire Mini team was in Ahmedabad scouting for locations for its dealership which starts operation sometime in Q1 2012.

Initial pricing is way too high, let's wait for their ckd operations to begin.

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This Mini has nothing to do with the arrival of the Mini brand in India. The blue Cooper S in Chennai is a private-import. Much like the other Minis in the country. And there are quite a few.
Yes, I know that. The reason I posted this was because I just spotted it on my way back from work today. I was quite surprised seeing one although there are other exotics being driven around. The posted example of course should be at least a couple of years old and nowhere would be part of MINI's Indian lineup.
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Deutsche Motoren Delhi is hiring its MINI dealership team in Delhi/NCR. Seems as if the launch is not too far.
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BMWs retro brand of cars MINI will make its official debut at the 2012 auto expo with car delivery to start by Jan to March.

MINI will launch three new models in India: The iconic three-door Cooper Hatch, the Cooper convertible and the Countryman SUV.

BMW is currently setting up new dealerships and the first 2 will come up in Delhi and Mumbai. By end of 2012, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai and Bangalore will also see dealerships.

The company hopes to lure enthusiasts with high-end performance versions and pricing will be somewhere around the X1 in the Rs 25-35 lakh range. The MINI will make it in India as CBUs (completely-built units).


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MINI's entire range to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2012.

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After much discussion at the BMW Board level over the last few years, almost the entire range of the British brand is now expected to be showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo in January next year.

“We will showcase the entire range at the Auto Expo and will focus initially on brand-building,” said Dr Schaaf.
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The Cooper Hatch

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The Cooper Convertible

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The Countryman SUV

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Any ideas on the price for the basic variant ?

I found this review for the countryman, albeit All4 which is probably not coming to India anytime soon, but it was funny as the car broke down during the review. It is said that Mini has amongst the worst reliability of all cars worldwide. Thats not good, is it...


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They should target Kerala, Mini is a popular name for girls there.
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Old 11th December 2011, 12:43   #44
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They should target Kerala, Mini is a popular name for girls there.
- IMO the exterior of the car is pretty masculine - especially compared to the typical Indian small car.
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They should target Kerala, Mini is a popular name for girls there.
Do I smell a pun somewhere in there?

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- IMO the exterior of the car is pretty masculine - especially compared to the typical Indian small car.
Actually, the new modern Mini is considered to be very popular among the fairer sex. It's known to be christened a 'Chicks' car. I agree, in some ways. But that doesn't make it less of a man's car, I believe. Provided you get the Cooper-S JCW, instead of the convertible version in light green.

Having said that, I'd still get myself the old red Mini Cooper with the Union Jack on the Roof and minilite wheels. *winks*
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