As reported a few months back we expect to sell less in 2006 than it did in 2005 or even 2004. The reason? The Oxford Plant will offline for parts of 2006 as construction is underway to increase capacity. Now it would seem that the mainstream press has picked up on it and is predicting 10% fewer sales for 2006 putting the total number around 180,000 for the year.

Of course this is basically the same figure we mentioned back in November, but who’s keeping score? You can read more below:

[ BMW to build up to 10% fewer Minis in 2006 ] Reuters


[ MINI Production to Decrease in 2006 ] MotoringFile