Mini announces that its future crossover, successor to the current Countryman, will be produced from 2023 at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany.
A little more is known about Mini’s future crossover. A few days ago, the British carmaker announced the successor to the current Countryman, revealing that it will be offered with both internal combustion engines and an electrified powertrain.
A Mini made in Germany
Today, the brand tells us more about the model, indicating that it will be produced from 2023 at the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany. It will then be the first Mini model to be manufactured across the Rhine.
Other indications: it will be available in two or four-wheel drive, with “highly efficient gasoline or diesel engines,” Mini says.
Inaugurated in 2005, the Leipzig plant now produces the BMW i3 and i3s as well as the 2 Series Active Tourer and the 1 Series. Its production capacity currently exceeds 350,000 units per year.
“The ongoing investment program at the Leipzig site in Germany will significantly increase the production and assembly capacity for e-drive components,” Mini concludes.