MINI boss confirms Coupe and Roadster models will go out of production next year

Article by Christian A., on November 25, 2014

It’s not a secret that the MINI Coupe and Roadster models were not quite popular, so it shouldn’t be a surprise for you folks if we will tell you that the vehicles will go out of production next year. These words came from MINI USA product chief Patrick McKenna, who added that the vehicles ran their life cycle.

Apparently, the vehicles were criticized for having a design which was too similar to the existing MINI models. In addition, the MINI Coupe and Roadster models shared the same platform and engine options with the existing MINI models.

As a result, MINI decided to focus on higher volume models rather than niche products. Although there is nothing official, several sources said that BMW will replace both vehicles with a new model that will look like a stand-alone sports car.

No surprise here, as the company unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision Concept. The new model is expected to retain the key design features such as the round headlights and the well-known grille, but the rest of the vehicle will be completely new.

MINI will launch the new sports car by the end of 2015 or early 2016.

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