By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
April 4, 2013
Jim McDowell, vice president of Mini USA told Edmunds that Mini's lineup could be experiencing a shake-up.
"When we start to replace models, I think you will see that we won't replace every model exactly," McDowell said.
Currently, Mini has seven models on sale: Cooper Hardtop, Convertible, Coupe, Roadster, Clubman, Paceman, and Countryman. Two of those models, the Countryman and Cooper Hardtop make up account for about 75 percent of Mini sales.
"When I joined Mini, we knew that we would have two models. Ultimately, we (now) have seven. We are starting the next generation a year from now. We know that we will have a pretty broad lineup. You may actually put your chess pieces on the board differently if you know that you can have seven," said McDowell.