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Cooperation with Great Wall considered another German auto giant.
According to USA Today, MINI and Great Wall signed a contract on joint production of electric cars at the plant in China. The factory will be built in Jiangsu province, and there you will find the office of the company.
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The new company will develop, build and supply electric MINI on the Chinese market, which will allow to strengthen the position of MINI on the largest electric car market in the world. So, for the first five months of 2018 were sold in China 290 thousand hybrid and all-electric cars.
It is planned that with the Chinese side in the new company will invest about 770 million dollars, and the future plant can produce up to 160 thousand cars a year.
Interestingly, three years ago, the potential partnership with Great Wall considered another German auto giant Volkswagen, but to the implementation of joint projects of the company never came.As for MINI, the brand is owned by BMW, which already has a joint Chinese venture — BBA, which produced two or three cars sold in the Chinese market. In addition, in the near future, BMW plans to start production of a new electric crossover iX3 exclusively in the Chinese capacity for sale worldwide.