Since production first began in 2001 at MINI’s Oxford plant in Britain, three million MINI cars have rolled off the production line – a milestone reached this year, after just 15 years of operation. This falls in the same year as the 100th anniversary of the car manufacturing company.
The three millionth car to be produced is a MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, the first of the company’s models to combine the latest of the model’s performance advances with all-wheel drive.
Initially able to produce 300 vehicles per day, the Oxford plant today has a capacity of 1,000 vehicles completed per day, or an average of a car almost every minute. Around 80% of production is destined for export to one of the 110 markets around the globe where the MINI is sold. Annual sales of the company’s lineup currently total around 340,000 units.