Mini has celebrated the manufacturing of its 10 millionth vehicle since the company was born 60 years ago.
The brand marked the special moment at the Oxford plant in the UK where production of the classic began in 1959. Fittingly, the milestone vehicle was a Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition which joined the brand’s first classic Mini and 60 other representative vehicles for the brand for a family photo.
Each of the 60 vehicles was from one of the production years. Following the photo op, all cars embarked on a road trip to Bristol to the International Mini Meeting that took place on Sunday, August 11.
Around 5.3 million units of the classic Mini were sold globally up until the year 2000, with the remaining 4.7 million vehicles being made during the BMW era. In 2018 alone, Mini sold almost 400,000 vehicles in 110 countries.
Currently, the Mini 3-door, 5-door, and Clubman are made at the Oxford plant where up to 1,000 vehicles are manufactured every day. The Mini Convertible and Countryman are built at production partner VDL NedCar in the Netherlands.
From November 2019, Mini will start a new chapter of its existence with the production launch at the Oxford plant of the Mini Cooper SE, the brand’s first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.
“Seeing the ten millionth vehicle of our brand come off the production line here in Oxford was a moment of pride for all the employees. Some of them have family members who were already producing the classic Mini at this site,” said Peter Weber, Head of the Mini Plant Oxford. “This is a wonderful chapter in the history of Mini and proof of the passion that our customers have for this very special British motor car,” he added.