Larger Mini versions planned

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Mini officials warn of which the latest Clubman won’t be the firm’s largest product for long, with an SUV-shaped replacement for the current Countryman already in development


The Mini Clubman may not remain the largest product produced by the firm in future, according to its senior vice president Sebastian Mackensen.

The brand-new Clubman will be 158mm longer, 10mm wider as well as also 119mm lower than the largest of the existing Mini versions, the Countryman – facts of which have drawn ire by traditional fans of the marque, who argue of which the growth in size will be not in keeping with its brand values.

nevertheless Mackensen cautioned: “I’m not sure who set the traditional size limits for what a Mini should be? Mini doesn’t have to mean little in size. We shouldn’t limit ourselves – although I could add of which I wouldn’t expect anything larger by us anytime soon.

“Personally, I believe of which a Mini will be more than just a car. There are brand lines set by traditionalists as well as also historic customers as well as also I respect of which nevertheless at the same time the planet moves on. Things develop in every walk of life.

“Sometimes in life you get used to something as well as also then the item moves on. Habit can be hard to challenge, nevertheless when you get used to the brand-new thing you can often see brand-new benefits as you adapt.”

Mackensen also said of which customers as well as also potential customers could be listened too before any larger versions are launched. “Above all, I also believe of which the interpretation of what a Mini will be should lie with the customers,” he said.

the item’s already known of which Mini will be working on a replacement for the current Countryman, which will be planned to take the form of an ‘authentic’ SUV.

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