MINI confirms production of electric crossoverOctober 29, 2020
The new model will be built on a completely new platform and will appear in 2023
Back in the summer, there were rumors that the MINI brand was preparing a new electric crossover. Now the automaker has officially confirmed this information and clarified some details.
So the company is working on an all-new compact electric crossover that will be produced exclusively with electric drive. A fundamentally new platform is being developed for this machine. The electric car will be produced in China and will appear in 2023.
In addition, the company will release another crossover, this time a mid-size one. It will be equipped with internal combustion engines and will also receive an electrified version. The latter most likely means a hybrid power plant with the possibility of recharging, but a fully electric version cannot be ruled out. Overall, this crossover is likely to be the next generation Countryman and retained its name.
Unconfirmed (but plausible) information remains that the new electric crossover in China will be produced in conjunction with Great Wall and that the car will receive local SVolt batteries. It is also expected that the new electric platform from this crossover will form the basis for the next generation BMW i3 hatchback, as well as, probably, the new MINI electric hatchback, again the next generation.
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