Motorbeam is reporting BMW will sell Mini Countryman and Cooper models in India next year. BMW has been studying India for its Mini brand for the last couple of years and has been postponing it due to unfavorable market conditions.
Mini will retail these two-door products through exclusive showrooms and isn't interested in sharing space with BMW cars. The cars will be assembled at the company's factory in Chennai. The expected starting price for a Mini is expected to touch 15 lakh rupees. For that money, a 180bhp 1.6-liter engine will be offered. Not so bad, then.
Source - Motorbeam