From Bentley to Mini and electric cars to supercars, 2010 is proving a bumper year for new model launches in the British car industry.
After the credit crunch inflicted temporary closures and cutbacks to the major UK car plants, a range of ground-breaking new models are breathing fresh life back into the sector.
In an exciting series of launches, all-new metal from iconic British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini, Aston Martin and Jaguar – and many more manufacturers besides – are set to roll off UK production lines.
In part one we looked at new car developments at the prestigious marques Bentley and Rolls Royce.
In this second of a series of articles, we take a look at the exciting new cars being developed by three very different but similarly iconic British car brands – Jaguar, Land Rover and Mini.
Recent announcements from Britain’s famous small-car brand, Mini, have shown the company to be working overtime on a startling array of new models.
Having already revealed a large-scale, five-seat SUV to be called the Countryman, rumours are that plans also include an even larger 7-seat ‘Countryman Plus’ and a three-seat coupe version called the ‘Canyon’.
Far removed from their name, the company is clearly thinking big about the future of the brand!
But as these larger new models will be built by the company’s Magna Steyr production partner in Austria, of more interest to watchers of the British industry will be two further new Mini models that have been confirmed for production in the UK.
Staying more true to the original car’s micro ideals will be a sporty two-door Coupe and a topless Roadster model, both of which were revealed in concept form at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
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