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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor JV Spotlight Automotive to Build MINI E in China

Auto News - Published on Mon, 02 Dec 2019

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor’s joint venture Spotlight Automotive Limited will building a joint plant in in the city of Zhangjiagang in China’s Jiangsu Province, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. The plant will have a standard capacity of up to 160,000 vehicles per year, which will require around 3,000 employees after the ramp-up phase. Both partners will together invest around EUR 650 million. The construction phase is planned for 2020 to 2022.

As well as production, the innovative joint venture model also includes joint development of battery electric vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility. The joint venture envisages production of future electric MINI vehicles, as well as several models and brands for Great Wall Motor.

with the launch of the brand-new first-generation fully electric MINI, which will be built at Oxford in the first quarter of 2020, this is another important step towards the MINI brand’s electrified future. MINI Plant Oxford, which recently built the 10 millionth car since the brand’s launch in 1959, will remain the heart and home of MINI manufacturing, while the Spotlight Automotive joint venture will provide additional capacity and flexibility.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Mon, 02 Dec 2019
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