On November 18 the world debut of the new MINI car at MINI plant in Oxford (Great Britain) took place. Release of new model became possible thanking 750 million the pounds sterling, invested in production BMW Group.
The first is the promotion of Issao Mizoguchi to one of the heads of the company's worldwide operations post. The Brazilian, who is currently president of Moto Honda da Amazonia and senior vice president of Honda South America, will be the first non-Japanese executive to take such a post.
The Mercedes-Benz had considered the realization of a partnership with his great rival market, BMW. Speaking at the Automotive News website, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, Fiat and Volkswagen showed that were also considered.