MINI lineup will grow and include 10 models by 2020

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 17, 2012

BMW has confirmed that it is increasing the production volume of its Mini models and that from six, there will be 10 models in the lineup. According to insiders, Mini will offer a five-door station wagon, a van and maybe even a notchback sedan by 2020. This station wagon model will be built on a new BMW Group front-wheel-drive platform that would be introduced with the second-generation Mini Cooper hardtop in 2014.

This van will be built on the same platform used by the Mini Countryman. In the first quarter of 2013, the Paceman (a coupe version of the four-door Countryman crossover) will have its launch in the U.S. It first appeared at the 2011 Detroit auto show where it made its debut as a concept.

Harald Krueger, BMW's board member responsible for Mini, said that its production plans will be concentrated on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

By the end of 2015, BMW will invest $388 million in its United Kingdom operations. Last month, BMW said that it is thinking about producing vehicles at Mitsubishi's NedCar plant in the Netherlands, where Mitsubishi will end its output at the end of 2012.

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