MINI to Assemble Countryman in Thailand in Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper SD Forms
The Countryman crossover was the most obvious choice for local assembly, as it represented half of MINI's 500 sales in 2012.
Three models will be put together from kits sent over from Graz, Austria to their small factory in Rayong. The basic 122 hp Cooper, the 112 hp Cooer D and the 143 Cooper SD will all be available, but only the top model will be available with ALL4, unlike in Europe where all three have it as an option.
No pricing information is available at the moment, but a report from paultan.org suggests a drop of about 15 to 20%.