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Mini Hits A Milestone By Building Its Three Millionth Car

The Mini plant in Oxford, UK has been producing cars since 2001. Then the factory was able to produce around 300 cars per day but now, the 4,500 strong workforce is able to build 1,000 units per day, literally one every minute. Now 15 years after, the plant has produced its three millionth car, a John Cooper Works Clubman. 

The JCW Clubman is the first Mini to have the Cooper Works performance enhancements as well as ALL4 all-wheel drive. The three millionth car was painted green with red racing stripes, which we suppose was a Christmas theme. The two millionth car, built in 2014, was a Volcanic Orange hatch that was sold to a customer in Japan.

The Oxford plant currently builds the three and five-door Cooper models, the Clubman, and the JCW models. Since BMW took over, the Mini brand has become renowned as one of the world's premier small car manufacturers. BMW has invested around $2.2 billion in the Mini plants which includes "a state-of-the-art paintshop, a high-technology body building facility, a new final assembly area, a new logistics center, Quality and Engineering Center and the MINIcademy, where the plant’s apprentices are trained." 

There are few carmakers in the world that build affordable small cars with BMW-level interior quality. New Mini models come with some really nice features and are built to order, meaning that no Mini is really identical to another. 

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