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 |  Dec 14 2010, 8:16 AM

MINI will return to its roots at the Geneva Auto Show next year, showcasing a new entry level model that will compete with cars like the Smart fortwo and Toyota iQ.

The long-rumored city car has one again been hinted at by MINI boss Wolfgang Armbrecht, reports AutoCar.

The new vehicle is likely to be based off the current MINI Cooper platform as MINI looks to introduce a new front-drive platform for the Cooper and other models, which will also be shared with the upcoming front-drive BMW 1 Series line.

According to the Financial Times Deutschland, MINI will also look to introduce a new, larger concept at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

Last year MINI took the wraps off its Beachcomber concept in Detroit and since then the project has been rumored to have changed direction. That being said, it’s possible the Detroit concept could be close-to-production version of the rumored two-door Canyon model, based off the Countryman.

[Source: AutoCar]