By this time next year, you’ll likely see Mini’s portfolio consist of no less than six models — impressive, considering BMW’s boutique brand started almost nine years ago as a one-model marque.
Presently, Mini’s lineup consists of the Mini hatchback, convertible, and Clubman models (each available in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works trims).
By this time next year, the long-rumored Mini crossover, currently code-named R60, will be unveiled to the world. Few details surrounding the crossover have been revealed, but officials confirmed the car would be a four-door, four-wheel-drive cute ute, and would launch in the third quarter of 2010.
Shortly afterward, the Mini Coupe and Roadster concepts shown here will join the portfolio. Originally shown at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, both share virtually everything from the waist down with a standard Mini hatchback, which must thrill beancounters and assembly engineers alike. Both Coupe and Roadster concepts will launch in early 2011, and the Coupe may ditch the steeply raked windscreen for something a little more user-friendly.