Future Models - Mini 2010 Countryman
Mini 'Maxi' by name?
Production future: Paris show car is expected to hit the road in 2010.
All-wheel drive Mini will not continue to be called Crossman
8 October 2008
BMW’s global sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson revealed to GoAuto at the
Paris motor show last week that the Mini Crossman will have a different badge
when it makes production inside the next two years.
“I can assure you it
won’t be known by that name,” Mr Robertson said.
However, he refused to
confirm (or deny) that the ‘Maxi’ name – used by British Leyland for an Alec
Issigonis-devised Austin five-door hatch of 1969 that shared many features with
the original ADO15 Mini project – might be a contender.
GoAuto has also
learned that a front-wheel drive ‘Estate’ version of the production car will
follow the 4x4 version sometime in 2011.
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