Mini UK has confirmed its one-millionth sale in its local market since the model was introduced under the watchful eye of BMW in 2001. Over the past two decades, the German-owned British company confirms that global sales amount to just over 5,1 million units in the same period of time.
David George, Director of Mini UK, said: “To have sold over one million Minis in just 20 years is a remarkable milestone; we are all extremely proud. This achievement is testament to the fantastic cars we’ve built and launched during that time, our customers’ continued love for Mini, and the strength and unwavering dedication of our retail network.
“As we see the increasing demand for our Electric and Countryman plug-in hybrid models, which account for nearly a fifth of global electrified sales, we’re excited to see what the next twenty years hold, as we transition into our fully electric future.”
Mini confirms that it will launch its last model with internal combustion engine in 2025 and by 2027 the share of all-electric vehicles in global sales will be at least 50 per cent. In the early 2030s, the brand will be the first BMW Group brand to go fully electric.