Speaking with Inside Line, MINI board member Harald Kreuger shed further light of the future lineup. One possible addition to the range is an entry-level car, however Kreuger said it won’t be the Rocketman. This has already been canceled due basically to only one reason – it wouldn’t make enough money.
Further down the line, MINI will also be making a sedan, a sportscar and a new crossover. Kreuger did not go into further detail. However, we at autoevolution think we can shed a bit of light on one of the projects.
The crossover in question is a sort of mini-MPV built on the same platform as the Countryman but offering a little more space and a longer boot. The picture above is just this car in prototype form. It’s been dubbed the Traveller MPV and it will be shown as a concept first under the name Spacebox.
The Traveller will have a wider body to make more room for the passengers. We can also expect a big overhang at the back for added luggage room and proper folding rear sits.
If MINI turns the Cooper hatchback into a sedan, this likely means BMW can make one too, and they most likely will, just not with front-wheel drive... we hope.