Mini prepares seven-seater SUV
Mini is famous for its Cooper vehicles - a four-door, four-wheel-drive, family-sized vehicle. So, cars like the new Countryman somehow don’t fit into the general picture. Now Mini seems to be going a step further into the realm of not-so-Mini type cars and coming out with a seven-seater SUV sometime in the future.
This new seven seater will be called the Countryman Plus and, according to Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht, global head of MINI brand management, it will be the most practical Mini ever and could be made even bigger: "We could take the wheelbase from 2.60m to around 2.70m."
The Countryman Plus is set to attract buyers would not typically be satisfied with the smaller vehicles that Mini has had to offer. Buyers currently looking at vehicles such as the Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Touran, and Honda CR-V will be among the targets for the new Countryman Plus. This larger model may seem a little iffy for some consumers who already own one of Mini’s small cars. Mini drivers are very faithful and seeing a larger vehicle in the Mini lineup may not sit too well with some. Of course, customer reaction is anyone’s guess at this point, but this should definitely be a good thing for Mini to increase their profits.
We also have to remind you that the legendary Moke is also set for a comeback. Who said Mini is all about small cars?
Source: Auto Express