The successor to the Mini Countryman will be built in Germany, and this process will kick off in 2023. This was confirmed by the BMW Group, and is being called the “first Mini born in Germany”.
The Countryman successor will be produced at Plant Leipzig, and this will be the first German site to produce both BMWs and Minis.
The next-generation Countryman is expected to be highly efficient, and will have petrol or diesel engines or electric drive options. It will also offer drivers a choice between front and all-wheel drives.
“Over the last few years, we have worked continuously to lead our plant into a successful future. This contract to produce the successor to the Mini Countryman gives us another major milestone to work towards,” said Hans-Peter Kemser, director of BMW Group Plant Leipzig. “It is clear evidence of the company’s faith in our expertise and our site, and fantastic news for the future of our plant.”
Plant Leipzig’s current production capacity is over 350 000 units per year. The current Countryman is produced in the Netherlands, and its knocked-down units are assembled in Indonesia and India. Semi knocked-down units are assembled in Malaysia.