Report: Mini’s product plans for the next couple of years

Mini Coupe Concept

At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW Group’s Mini brand revealed the Mini Coupe and Mini Roadster concepts. Both models are expected to enter production and hit the roads by early 2011. We also know that the much-anticipated Mini Countryman Crossover will debut in the first part of 2010 with European and U.S. sales to begin later that spring.

But there is a lot more coming out of the Mini pipeline and Mini enthusiast site MotoringFile has all the details.

During sometime in 2010, Mini will unveil the Moke Concept, a model that will feature a stripped down interior and exterior. Think of a smaller four door Jeep Wrangler and you’ll have an idea of what it’s about. Following that we’ll see a Mini MPV Concept, which MotoringFile says is an “R60 derived four door GTI type of vehicle.”

Mini is also planning something called the Vision Concept. Details are a bit hazy at the moment but sources say that it will involve BMW’s Project i technology (EVs and plug-in hybrids).

Also, in four years, Mini will to roll out a new replacement for the R56. As of right now, keep an eye our for the Countryman and the Mini Coupe and Roadster.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: MotoringFile