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The Mini is a small economy car produced by the English-based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture. Its space-saving transverse engine, front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80% of the area of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second-most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.
The Mini is a little economy auto made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The first is viewed as a British symbol of the 1960s. Its space-sparing front-wheel drive design – permitting 80 percent of the zone of the auto’s floorpan to be utilized for travelers and baggage – affected an era of auto creators. The vehicle is in a few ways acknowledged what might as well be called its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which reveled in comparative prevalence in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most compelling auto of the twentieth century, behind the Ford Model T.
This different two-entryway auto was intended for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was made at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park/ Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) industrial facility in Sydney, Australia, and later likewise in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three significant UK redesigns – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Inside these was an arrangement of varieties, including a domain auto, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke – a jeep-like surrey.
The Mini Cooper and Cooper “S” were sportier forms that were effective as rally autos, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967, despite the fact that in 1966 the Mini was disentitled after the completion, alongside six other British contestants, which incorporated the initial four autos to complete, under a sketchy deciding that the autos had utilized an illicit mixture of headlamps and spotlights.
On presentation in August 1959 the Mini was advertised under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor.the Austin Seven was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini turned into a marque in its right in 1969. In 1980 it by and by turned into the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.