BMW has commenced local assembly of the iconic Mini range in India at its Chennai facility. The company has started with assembly of the Countryman via CKD route and has introduced new petrol and diesel variants for the Indian market.
This is the first time that the Countryman will be assembled outside the European continent. The Countryman SUV will now be available in three locally assembled variants – Mini One Countryman petrol, MINI Cooper diesel Countryman and MINI Cooper diesel Countryman High. The price of the One Countryman is Rs 23.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), while the two diesel versions are priced at Rs 25.60 lakh and Rs 28.90 lakh respectively.
The rest of the Mini range will continue to be imported as CBUs for the time being and might move also take CKD route in near future to avail tax benefits.