Report: Mini to start designing next Cooper from a clean sheet of paper

Mini Paceman

Tired of the same old Mini Cooper designer? While the design of Minis is iconic, BMW Group design boss Adrian van Hooydonk says that the next-generation Mini will be a “bigger design leap than the last one.”

van Hooydonk said that Andres Warming, Mini’s new design boss, will start the design of the third-generation model from a clean sheet of paper, although he will “have to balance that against the fact that it is the brand’s core model, like the 3, 5 and 7-series rolled into one.”

Insiders say that Mini has been diligently working on a new interior design language in order to get rid of the them of the large centrally mounted speedometer.

On a side note, van Hooydonk was spotted checking out the interior of the new Hyundai Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Click here for our post on the Mini Paceman from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

2011 Detroit: Mini Paceman:

Mini Paceman Concept:

 

– By: Zain Haq

Source: AutoCar