The Mini has to be among the most recognized and popular car brands of the century and the ‘people’s car’ of the past is a lifestyle car brand today.
It has recently emerged that the BMW group is busy developing the next generation of Mini and the car manufacturer was recently spotted testing the new model.
The first Mini was rolled out in 1959 and continued to be on sale, albeit with few updates, till the advent of the new millennium. Mini was acquired by BMW from British Aerospace in 1994 and the new Mini was introduced in 2001.The new Mini was later replaced by the all new Mini in 2007 and the latest generation of Mini cars are being sold in India by the BMW group.
The upcoming generation of Mini (seen in the pic) was spotted in South Africa and it can be made out from the pic that the design of the next gen car won’t be too unlike that of the current generation.
However, the new car will be larger than the current model and will get more engine options. Talking about the engines, the car is expected to get a long list of power options which will include a 1.5-liter 3 cylinder 128bhp petrol engine and a 200bhp turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol motor for the Cooper S version. The car will also get diesel engines for the Cooper D variants.
The all new Mini could be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show or the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.
Source – WorldCarFans.com