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The iconic Mini brand is currently owned by BMW as part of the acquisition of the Rover group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994. BMW sold the greater part of Rover group in 2000, but retained the rights to build cars using the MINI brand name.

The original Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, is a small economy car that was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and is considered a British icon of the 1960s. Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout, allowing 80 percent of the area of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.

On introduction in 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini. The production of the original Mini ended on 4 October 2000. The new generation car was launched in 2001 in BMW. The current Mini range includes the Hardtop / Hatch / Convertible (three-door hatchback), Clubman (estate), Countryman (five-door crossover), Coupe/Roadster and Paceman (three-door crossover based on the Countryman).


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