BMW is planning a £500m investment to secure Mini production in Britain. Sky News has learnt that BMW hopes to announce its decision later in the spring, with one industry insider saying on Wednesday that it was expected to be unveiled in several weeks' time.
BMW declined to comment on the report but said the Oxford plant will produce the majority of next-generation Mini models.
It is understood however that the Mini Aceman will still be built in China. Mini announced late last year that it was moving production of electric Mini vehicles to China as part of its partnership with Great Wall.
“For the next Mini generation, Oxford will produce the majority of Mini models, the Mini Cooper three-door and five-door models, as well as the Mini Convertible — one of our most important vehicles and a worldwide bestseller. Any future production plans will be announced in due course.”