Given the uncertainty around Brexit, MINI has decided to close the Oxford MINI factory for at least a month after the UK pulls out of the EU on March 29th. But before the rumors run rampant, let’s give some background.
What MINI is doing is simply moving it’s standard summer maintenance period to coincide with the Brexit date as uncertainty grows around the various trade deals which may or may not be completed. It’s a bit of an insurance policy if there’s still negotiating happening on key trade deals past the actual Brexit deadline.
What this means for would be MINI owners ordering their cars is simple. Make sure your dealer gets your order in and production scheduled well ahead of the last week of March.