The new Mk3 Mini will feature a “bigger design leap than the last one,” says design boss
25 January 2011

BMW Group design boss Adrian van Hooydonk has revealed to Autocar that the next-gen Mini will be a “bigger design leap than the last one".

According to van Hooydonk, new Mini design boss, Anders Warming will start the design of the Mk3 Mini from a near clean sheet of paper, although “we 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,” he added.

Sources have said that the company has been working on a new interior design language to replace the theme of the large centrally mounted speedometer – incidentally, van Hooydonk was seen examining the new interior of the Hyundai Veloster at the Detroit motor show.

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