The next-generation Mini Countryman will be built at Mini parent BMW Group's plant in Leipzig as part of a wider production shuffle of the automaker's European factories.
The new Countryman will be built in Leipzig in gasoline, diesel and full-electric versions, BMW said in a statement on Thursday.
The Countryman is currently built by VDL Nedcar in the Netherlands.
The Countryman will grow to match the size of the 150mm-longer BMW X1, with which it shares a platform, Mini boss Bernd Koerber recently told Automobilwoche, a German-language sister publication of Automotive News Europe.
The Leipzig plant, which opened in 2005 has an annual production capacity of 350,000 units a year. It currently builds the BMW i3 compact EV, the 2 Series Active Tourer, and the 1 Series.
BMW said on Wednesday that it will retool its German factories to build electric cars, as well as shift production of combustion engines to plants in England and Austria.