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 |  Feb 13 2014, 7:32 AM

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Expect fewer MINI models to be available in the British automaker’s lineup when the brand enters its fourth generation.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 9:32 AM

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MINI has announced that it will debut a new navigation system and child seat at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 3:14 PM

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Some Mini models could be on the chopping block, as the British automaker mulls over the possibility of some major changes to its lineup in the near future.

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 |  Feb 13 2013, 10:45 AM

It’s been over a year since rumors first spilled out that MINI had shelved its Rocketman model, and recently the British automaker confirmed the Rocketman will remain a concept.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 4:43 PM

BMW is bringing out a new batch of FWD cars all based on the same platform, and AutoExpress says there may be as many as 20 different models using these underpinnings. 

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 3:20 PM

Going after the big boys in the sports car world, Mini just debuted the Mini JCW GP, the brand’s fastest car yet at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. 

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 |  Sep 20 2012, 5:32 PM

The all new MINI Paceman will be heading to the 2012 Paris Motor Show for its official unveiling, adding the seventh model to the British automaker’s lineup. Now, MINI is mulling over the idea of adding a small SUV, sports car and sedan to bring raise range to 10 vehicles.

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 |  Feb 14 2012, 9:36 PM

MINI might be changing the way we think of minivans by the year 2020. The British automaker is considering expanding its lineup to include a five-door station wagon, a van, and possibly even a notchback sedan.

The all-new MINI Roadster will hit dealerships this month and is the sixth MINI model. Next on the list could be a station wagon based on the new BMW Group front-wheel drive platform that is debuting with the second-generation MINI Cooper hardtop in 2014. The MINIvan (see what we did there?) would share the same platform as the current Countryman.

The only model that is currently up in the air is a notchback sedan that MINI is considering for the Chinese market. According to a BMW inside source, “The MINI sedan is now being hotly debated.”

If these rumors were to be confirmed, one could look back to what MINI’s global brand boss, Kay Segler, said back at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Segler announced that three models would be added to the MINI lineup by the end of the decade, but at that time didn’t express what those models would entail.

[Source: Automotive News]