Report: Mini seeks partner to build and produce subcompact model

Mini wants to jump on the subcompact markets and beyond, but will only do so if they could find a suitable partner to which they can borrow a platform from.

AutoGuide spoke with Mini’s product boss, Pat McKenna, who said that an example like a production version of the Mini Rocketman concept is on hold at the moment. As of now, Mini and BMW are seeking a partner to make the car a suitable business case.

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Modern Minis after their acquisition by BMW have always been mutts in many ways, where originally, engines were co-developed with Chrysler while the new generation of cars borrows four-bangers from PSA Peugeot Citroen. And of course, we mentioned it before, BMW did a lot to provide for Mini ever since the Cooper was revitalized in 2002.

Mini sees potential in the subcompact market in America, while the subcompact market is booming elsewhere. That said, McKenna expressed interest in making any potential subcompact a global vehicle.

Source: AutoGuide

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