BMW seems to have finally decided to bring the Mini cars into India.  The cars which are roughly the size of a Maruti Swift are supposed to be coming in from December, 2011 onward and prices are likely to start at a hefty Rs. 25 lakhs.  The Mini was originally designed by the famed Sir Alec Issigonis and has been through many ownerships such British Leyland, Rover, MG before settling in with BMW who kept Mini after they sold off Rover and MG.  The Volkswagen Beetle is roughly in the same league and has found buyers in India and that is probably what has given BMW the courage to launch the product.