Just in time for the Olympic Games - the biggest sporting event in the world, being held in the Chinese capital of Beijing, Mini is on top form and is making a great start in Beijing!
A special Mini vehicle is providing passengers with an unforgettable experience of a most unusual type. Locals and visitors to the games can move through the busy traffic in the Asian capital in a Mini Rickshaw made specially for Beijing.
Pure muscle power drives this emission-free vehicle through the streets of the Olympic city. The Mini Rickshaw perfectly captures Beijing's dynamic combination of tradition and progress, coupled with a touch of individuality.
Sicne 11 August, anybody wishing to explore Beijing in a slightly different way has been able to experience the mixture of bicycle and Mini Clubman in trendy districts such as the old Beijing quarter of Hu Tong. Simply get in and enjoy the typical Mini feeling in this pulsating city. In addition, it is also possible to try out this unique form of transport at the local Mini dealership.
The Chinese charms and talismen on the bicycle and inside the vehicle are intended to bring the passenger luck and to release positive energy for the entire Olympic Games.
Alongside Japan, China is now the most important market in Asia for Mini and one of the fastest growing markets worldwide. For the year to the end of July 2008, Mini sold 2278 cars in China (including Hongkong and Taiwan).
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