BMW in India
I see BMW are now assembling 3-series, 5-series [in May] in India. The 7-series, along with the X5 and X3, is being imported. It seems that they think the fast-growing economy may ape that of South Africa where a 1973 production run of 3,000 is today 55,000. According to the article [World Business, The Times] it is evaluating whether the MINI, already exported to 71 countries, could be also imported.
As motor manufacturing in the UK has been going down the tubes for decades, I sometimes wonder who amongst us might see the day when, blasphemy, BMW eases itself away from Oxford in order to stay competitive.
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