Official MINI Speedster sketches revealed, no Crossover at Frankfurt

MINI | August 28th, 2009 by 4
mini-speedster sketch

The good news first: official MINI Speedster sketches made their way into the hands of the folks at InsideLine. The Speedster will indeed head over …

The good news first: official MINI Speedster sketches made their way into the hands of the folks at InsideLine. The Speedster will indeed head over to Frankfurt along with the MINI Coupe Concept. A source close to InsideLine also confirms that both these concepts will move into production form sometimes in 2011.

Now the bad news: despite the fact that we and many other publications were led to believe that the MINI Crossover will also be unveiled at Frankfurt, well, that’s the bad news part. According to MINI, the first crossover coming out of the Oxford gates will debut in early 2010.

Sources indicate that the Crossover model will play a big role in MINI’s future strategy and will serve as basis for many other models to come.

As some of you might remember, the MINI Crossover Concept made its debut last October at the Paris Auto Show and if we were to guess on a future venue for its launch, we would go with Detroit.

Official MINI Speedster sketches revealed, no Crossover at Frankfurt

[Source: InsideLine ]

  • Mathis

    Detroit, LA or most likely Geneva… Of course the BMW Group has to keep something for each autoshow ;-)

  • minifan

    For info, the Mini Crossover will be built by MSF not Oxford. Oxford have no input to this vehicle……

  • Mathis

    @ minifan – MSF? – try to google that one and you will not come up with anything useful. The Crossover will be build by Magna as the current X3 is, I could as well imagine that BMW will decide to build it along the X1 in Leipzig. That however does not mean that Oxford will have no input in the development of this vehicle as you put it. It just means that the production is outsourced.

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