Mini to launch last combustion car in 2025

03rd November 2021
Ethan Jupp

Mini has given us a preview of what its next few years look like in terms of new cars, where they’ll be built and the road to electrification. And the big news is that by 2023 we’ll have the first dedicated electric Mini product and by 2025 the very last Mini model powered by an internal combustion engine will have been introduced. By the early 2030s, the entire Mini model range will have been electrified.


Yes, the next-generation of Minis with optional electric power is on the way from 2023, including the three-door hatch, an all-new small crossover and the next Mini Countryman. There’s even an electric-powered John Cooper Works sizzling away, available we expect beyond 2025.

The Countryman along with Mini's other small models will also be available with combustion power for a little while, with Mini expecting around a 50/50 split of electric and ICE sales by 2027. Currently, electrified models make up 15 per cent of Mini’s global sales.


While Oxford will remain the spiritual home of the traditional Mini, production of a lot of the range is going global for the future. It claims its next hub for electrically-powered small car production will be in the east of China. The next Countryman will be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany and be the first Mini built in Germany. The next Convertible, however, is coming home in 2025, to Oxford.

So there we have it. More electrification, more models, a premium upswing and a move of production beyond the white cliffs. Would you take an all-electric JCW Mini?

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