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Christopher Bruce2013-08-07 13:59:54

Third Generation Mini Will Be Presented on November 18

It will be the same day as Sir Alec Issigonis’ 107th Birthday

 
 
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It is Issigonis' 107th birthday

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a major celebration. It will debut first at the Mini Plant Oxford on November 18, and there will be a party in London later that evening. On November 20, it will get simultaneous debuts at the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show. The 18th also happens to be the 107th birthday of original MiniMini Gen.1 [Mark I]Austin Mini Gen.1 [Mark I]United Kingdom, 1961 > 19677 versions
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designer Sir Alec Issigonis, which will make the debut even more special. Mini says that sales of the new Mini will begin in the first quarter of 2014. 

Mini says that the new generation will offer brand new engines and chassis technologies when it goes on sale.

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-made Minis, the third generation will be made at the Mini Plant Oxford, which celebrates its 100th year this year.

The original Mini was unveiled in 1959 and revolutionized the auto industry with Issigonis' concept for transverse-mounted front-engined car with front-wheel drive. It is the same basic concept that nearly every front-wheel drive car still uses today.

 

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