Video: New model of classic Mini is launched


A new model of the classic British car is launched today on what would have been Sir Alec Issigoni's 17th birthday.

The new Mini has been shown off at BMW's plant in Cowley, Oxford and will be available in Spring 2014. The car will cost from £15,300.

Watch below footage from the 1960s released by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust showing how the idea of the Mini was born and brought to life by designer Sir Alec Issigonis:

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