MINI Planning Major Lineup Changes, May Axe Some Models
Speaking to Edmunds, McDowell said that the company may not replace some of its models as they reach the end of their cycle, but declined to say which versions could be discontinued. "When we start to replace models, I think you will see that we won't replace every model exactly," McDowell said, adding that MINI will be "starting the next generation a year from now".
In addition, the MINI USA representative told our source that the Cooper Hardtop and the Cooper Countryman, which account for 75 percent of the brand's sales over the Pond, will be seen in the next-generation lineup. Asked if the Rocketman Concept will be put into production, McDowell said that "a lot of the features that people really liked on the Rocketman are definitely coming on the next generation of MINIs."
The British automaker has recently delivered its 500,000th vehicle in the United States, a country that benefits from a seven model lineup, including the Cooper Hardtop, Coupe, Convertible, Clubman, Roadster, Paceman and the Coutryman.
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