To start its bid to win over the Indonesian premium car market segment, MINI chose the “Countryman” car model as its main product. The car itself came in two models: the S Countryman and the Countryman. For the MINI Countryman, its competitors in size and function come from BMW mostly, followed behind by Mercedes and Audi. The management team was able to divide its target market segment into two distinct groups, 1) the creative individuals and 2) high-income families. In order for the Countryman to reach to the over 300,000 potential customers, MINI needed to translate its brand values into the Indonesian context successfully. The management team agreed to three main objectives: leveraging the MINI global reputation, promoting the vehicle’s unique aspects, and launching a unique marketing scheme.
Course Major: Marketing Fundamentals, International Business, Economics
Related Topics: Marketing Strategy, International Marketing, International Business
Teaching Note Availability: The New Kid in Town: MINI “COUNTRYMAN” Launch [Teaching Note]