Mini is a British car brand that is owned by BMW. The brand was founded in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and is known for producing small and compact cars. The original Mini, launched in 1959, was a revolutionary design that set the standard for small cars. It was designed to be space-efficient and fuel-efficient, and it quickly became popular in both Europe and the United States.
The modern Mini brand was relaunched by BMW in 2001, and it has since produced a wide range of small cars, including the Mini Hatch (also known as the Mini Cooper), the Mini Clubman, the Mini Countryman, and the Mini Convertible. Mini cars are known for their retro styling, nimble handling and efficient engines. The brand also offers high-performance versions of its models, under the "John Cooper Works" sub-brand, which are popular among car enthusiasts.
Mini is also known for its customization options, where buyers can choose from a wide range of exterior and interior options, as well as a variety of accessories to personalize their cars. The brand also has a strong connection to motorsports, with Mini cars having competed in various motorsports events such as rally and endurance racing.