Rumor: Rolls-Royce working on custom MINI

Rumors | June 17th, 2009 by 12
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More and more auto publications speculate on the possibility of Rolls Royce actually working on a super high-end MINI vehicle manufactured at the Goodwood plant. …

More and more auto publications speculate on the possibility of Rolls Royce actually working on a super high-end MINI vehicle manufactured at the Goodwood plant. Rolls-Royce will focus on upgrading the MINI’s interior bringing to the standards of a luxury car.

Recent spy photos from the London’s famous Park Lane MINI dealership show a MINI interior with lots of walnut wood, glossy piano-black trim and high-grade leather. New console elements and a unique color scheme complete the picture of a high-end luxurious vehicle.

Sources close to MINI gave the insight scoop to Autocar UK fellows who report that the project is close to getting the green light. At the same time, Autocar confirms that these spy photos were taken in a late prototype.

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Autocar states executives of the company believe that a MINI with the interior luxury of a much larger car has again become relevant thanks to the current trend of downsizing, especially for affluent city drivers.

Back in the 1960s, MINI vehicles featured high standards of trim and were often owned by celebrities.

If this project will indeed get the green light, it will be extremely interesting the combination between two opposite brands, currently connected only by their UK roots.

[Source: Autocar ]

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