Mini is developing a new crossover

Mini is developing a new crossover

October 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The future car in size should be larger than Countryman. It is expected that the main markets for it will be the United States and China.

MINI CEO Bernd Kerber said the brand is working on a new car. It is expected that he may be given the name Traveler. The new product should appear in 2022. The new car will be based on the UKL2 platform, which was made for the BMW 1 Series. This will make it possible to produce a car with both an internal combustion engine and a fully electric version. If we talk about the technical characteristics, then Traveler can learn a lot from the BMW i3.

Kerber also said that the fourth generation Cooper should see the light in the years 2022-2023. At this stage, there is a discussion of the appearance and design of the car.

Previously, a distinctive feature of the Mini hatchback was its small dimensions, which looked original and advantageous. Now in the era of compact crossovers, the effect of personality is more difficult to achieve. Therefore, the company expects to reduce the size of the car not due to the space inside the cabin, but thanks to the design. The car should receive both gasoline and electric versions. At the moment, the three-door Mini hatchback is available with two engine options – 1.5 liter capacity of 75 hp. and 2.0-liter with a return of 231 hp After the release of the fourth generation of Mini cars, the lineup will definitely include three- and five-door hatchbacks, as well as Clubman and Countryman crossovers.