With the release of models like the Clubman and new Countryman crossover, there are fears that the MINI brand is treading away from what its very name reflects, mini cars. Heck, even its smallest model, the MINI Cooper hatch is nearly double the size of the original 1960s models, an issue BMW development chief Klaus Draeger pointed out recently. Not to worry as MINI is reportedly planning a new concept car for next month’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, a ‘mini’ MINI of sorts, which is expected to preview a new model smaller than anything we’ve seen before. The information...
Report: BMW Looking To Co-Develop Next-Gen MINI Platform With Rival Automaker
BMW has been seeking a partner to co-develop a brand new platform for its future small cars for the past couple of years, with rival automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Fiat most recently linked to the German luxury automaker. While nothing substantial has materialized on those fronts, the vice...Viknesh Vijayenthiran