New MINI Coupé is ready for action
MINI Coupé set to be built in the UK at firm's Plant Oxford factory.
The sensational new MINI Coupé is all set to debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. It was shown at the Frankfurt expo in 2009 as a concept, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original Mini’s arrival in 1959.
Blending styling cues from the past, present and future, the new MINI’s remit is simple; to broaden the appeal beyond the hatchback, Convertible and Clubman.
And with its light weight and low centre of gravity, it promises to be the most driver-oriented roadgoing MINI ever. The familiar front end is borrowed from the four-seater hatchback, and the same engine range will be carried over too.
Unlike the Countryman, which is built in Austria, the MINI Coupé will run down the same production line as the hatch and Clubman in Oxford. The Coupé was also be joined by a convertible version, taking up all the spare capacity and adding an extra 1,000 jobs at the Plant Oxford facility.
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- 2Paceman kicks off busy 2011MINI's new two-door concept begins MINI's busiest year to date.
- 3Roadster set for production in 2011MINI Roadster takes on the TT and joins Coupe sibling as another star of 2011.
- 4Beachcomber returns as MokeMINI’s radical Beachcomber gets green light for small-scale production, revives the Moke.
- 5MINI Scooter concept set for OlympicsMINI won’t just be limited to four wheels with its new electric scooter.
- 6MINI does the DakarNew MINI joins 430 other vehicles set to take on the South American Dakar rally.
- 7MINI heads back to the WRCCountryman-based rally car set to hit the stages in 2011 with a Brit at the wheel.
- 8New MINI Coupé is ready for action - currently readingMINI Coupé set to be built in the UK at firm's Plant Oxford factory.
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