Originally slated to be released at the Birmingham NEC in October 2000, BMW has confirmed that it may unveil the new Mini at the Paris Auto motor show this fall. According to a BMW spokesman, the original plan was to unveil the Mini in Birmingham because it was being built there; but that is no longer true. It is also felt that BMW would receive a warmer reception on the continent than in the UK where former Rover workers and associated traders still feel they were badly treated by BMW, and where the public has cried out against the German company. Yet, Birmingham is still being considered, and also the Geneva Motor Show. The Paris International Motor Show takes place from 30 September to 15 October, 2000. The Geneva Motor Show is on 8-18 March, 2001.