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    Mini Lineup Possibilities Include Sedan, Wagon, & Van

    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    February 16, 2012

    Last year, we reported on Mini growing their lineup to ten vehicles within the next few years. Mini currently has six vehicles on sale; the hardtop, convertible, Clubman, Countryman, coupe, and now arriving Roadster. A seventh model, a production version of the Paceman concept will be shown sometime in 2013.

    Now, Automotive News has learned about three new Minis that could reach the goal of ten. First up is a Mini station wagon (think a longer version of the Clubman). The wagon will use BMW’s new FWD platform and premiere alongside the new second-generation MINI Cooper hardtop in 2014. Next up is the Mini van; that will use the Countryman’s platform and come out sometime after the wagon.

    Finally, there is talk about a Mini sedan. The sedan is being considered for the Chinese market. This is causing a commotion at Mini HQ.

    "The Mini sedan is now being hotly debated," a source said.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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    Intersting, sounds like BMW Mini plans could be what would take care of their global needs without diluting their luxury brand BMW and would take care of needing to consider purchasing a car company like Mazda.

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