Reports surfaced late last year about the new Mini and 10 different variants that could possibly make production, including the Roadster, Coupe and Paceman. However, it seems that Mini is looking to take a more focused approach now by axing the three aforementioned body shapes.
World Car Fans recently reported that Mini’s head of product management, Oliver Friedman, stated that Mini has to be “more relevant for more people” and that the brand is looking at concentrating its efforts on three pillars – the hatchback, Countryman and perhaps the Clubman.
Currently, only the Mini Cooper hatchback has been released, but the company offered a teaser of the Clubman version at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and five-door as well as convertible versions have already been spotted, so these can also be expected in the line-up of the new generation.
New variants of the Mini should be launched internationally during the second half of the year.