BMW Group will open independent dealerships for its sub-brand and the process will start with two showrooms in Delhi and one in Mumbai.
"I am pleased to announce that the Mini will be introduced in India in 2012," said BMW India President Andreas Schaaf. "We had developed a new Mini ten years ago from the scratch. India is the only country where Mini has not been introduced. So, I think, it will be as successful here as in other countries."
"Currently, the BMW team is evaluating which version to be launched in India from the entire Mini family," said Schaaf. "We have not finalised the price of the car yet, but it is a premium brand and a premium car. Of course, the entry price will be more than Rs 25 lakh."
Despite the high prices, Indian customers are sure to buy MINIs, as this has been an iconic brand for many drivers in the country.