Blog: BMW in India
Dave Leggett | 2 April 2007
Interesting article today from Maurice Glover who was in India for the opening of BMW's new plant there. Maurice pitched the article to me over a few glasses of wine at the 3 Series Convertible drive event in Spain last month. The Mini angle is something I wasn't expecting. It sounds like import tariffs may point towards local Mini assembly - if demand is there. And if making Minis in India eases capacity utilisation strains on Oxford a few years down the line, so much the better. Much depends on how the upcoming larger Mini brand model ('Countryman') performs.
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...