Upcoming production of the MINI Rocketman
The MINI Rocketman concept car was firstly presented in 2011. The novelty is a version of the MINI’s mini-car.
The novelty is expected to be an ideal vehicle for the urban.
First of all, the car is small, its length is just 11-foot, which allow you to park easily a car whenever you would like in the crowded city. However, at the same time, in spite of small dimensions, the car has enough inside place.
The novelty is offered with the seating level of 3 + 1. There is enough space for both passengers and cargo as well.
The auto manufacturer announced the car’s launching some time ago, but unfortunately, the production did not happen. The main reason of that is quite expensive costs for development and constrictor of the platform for the car, taking into account to meet the requirements of safety standards for so small vehicle.
Probably, MINI may ask help at Toyota. We will remind you, BMW and Toyota are jointly working on development of a new platform for new models. Their joint venture includes development of Supra and Z4 successors. Moreover, both carmakers are developing a new modular platform, which will match for small cars.
Certainly, it is too early to expect the appearing of the new MINI smallest car.
Meanwhile, both BMW and Toyota has platforms for such minicars, but according to the auto manufacturers, the platforms are not proper for the novelty.
However, the expected mini-car will be the fifth one after models involved in the MINI’s production strategy. The carmaker has already launched two sporty models as replacements of the Roadster and Coupe, presented Countryman, Clubman, both convertible and hardtop versions.
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