Crossover model is likley to be shown at Geneva next year
31 August 2009

BMW has confirmed it will not be showing a production version of its Mini Crossover until 2010 at the earliest.

At the Frankfurt motor show next month, it will be showing two new concepts; the Mini Coupe concept and the Mini Roadster concept.

See the Mini Crossover concept picture gallery

A baby crossover SUV, rumoured to be called the Crossman, was first seen as a concept car at the Paris motor show last year. It will be the fourth production model in Mini’s line-up.

A BMW Mini spokesman told media in the US: “The Crossover launch has been pushed back as we wish to first explore differentiation within future Mini smaller models and get feedback.”

The production launch is likely to take place at the Geneva motor show next spring.

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31 August 2009

Now those are the headlamps every Mini should have, rather even a tweaked version of those as well. I might as well send the tweaked version's layout to people at Mini for consideration. Even though the whole of the design of other Minis, Minis other than this concept, needs to be modernized or brought up-to-date, but their headlamps really look from the last millennium.

As far as this concept is concerned, if they can include a better, more proper interior in the price of the car rather than hoping that the buyer would have some left in the kitty to get it fixed him or herself, then this is one really nice looking Mini, of course minus the interior; has the looks, has the presence, let's hope has the ride quality and proper fuel consumption as well, all it needs is a nice interior and people at Mini most probably have a hit on their hands. Having said all this, they most probably could do with a smaller grille though. All in all, excluding the interior, a very appealing vehicle.

31 August 2009

At last, some good news from Mini...

A BMW Mini spokesman told media in the US: “The Crossover launch has been pushed back as we wish to first explore differentiation within future Mini smaller models and get feedback.”

- loosely translated as "We can't find anyone that likes it so we're going to use the latest concepts as a reason to put it on the back burner..."

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