Mini Cooper One Countryman Available At Rs 23.50 Lakhs In India
The iconic British premium car brand Mini had announced the local production of its Cooper D countryman for India in April. Having sold 300 imported Mini’s in india last year, the automaker has started the assembly of the countryman in India. Though they are going to use the same facilities available in their BMW’s Chennai plant, still it will be the first time that the Mini countryman series is been produced outside Europe. As the reports says that the local production of the Mini variants will bring down their cost in India by around Rs 10 lakhs, we feel that company will price it aggressively to compete with the Mercedes Benz A Class.
BMW has already started the local assembly in their Chennai facility and rolled out the first batch of locally assembled units last month. These units have been brought here via the completely-knocked-down (CKD) route, while iconic Mini Cooper hatch range manufactured in the UK will continue to be sold as a direct import of completely-built-unit.
The new Mini Cooper D Countryman hits the Indian roads with two variants – Countryman and Countryman High. Both models come with a 1.6-litre diesel engine which delivers 122 PS of power and 270 Nm of torque. The Mini Cooper D Countryman is priced at Rs 25.60 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai) and the Countryman High at Rs 28.90 lakhs.
As the compact crossover Countryman D with two variants will keep rolling out from Bmw’s Chennai manufacturing plant, there’s one more model called One countryman (petrol) which will also be assembled here. While the already available Mini cooper S countryman high at Rs 37.50 lakhs and S countryman at Rs 34.20 lakhs will continue to be on sale but this Mini cooper One countryman at Rs 23.50 lakhs is the cheapest one in india as of now.