German luxury car manufacturer BMW will launch the new generation MINI in the Indian car market this year. The company first launched the MINI brand in India in 2012, and six variants of this model are currently on offer. Last year, BMW introduced the new generation MINI at the company’s Oxford manufacturing plant in UK.
If media reports to believe, the new MINI is already entered into the country for homologation. Currently, the MINI doesn’t have any competitor in the market; however, Fiat is planning to launch its performance brand Abarth. The company will launch Abarth 500 and Abarth Punto, which will be the direct competition for MINI. Moreover, Volkswagen is also aiming to re-introduce its Beetle in the country.
The new MINI hatchback is more spacious than its predecessor. It is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than its previous model, which makes it 3,821mm long, 1,727mm wide and 1,414mm tall.The wheelbase has been extended by 28mm, while the track width has been enlarged at the front by 42mm and at the rear by 34mm. The new MINI is the first car in its segment to offer the option of LED headlamps for both dipped and main beam.