Belfast Telegraph

Car makers gear up for a big year

Two motoring milestones will be reached in 2013. A century of car-making at Cowley in Oxford will be marked by the Mini company and its parent firm BMW.

Aston Martin will also be celebrating a 100th anniversary. The Oxford plant once employed 26,000. Since 2000, two million of the new-wave Minis have been made at Cowley.