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Rumor: MINI plans seven-seat Countryman model

Rumors | June 10th, 2010 by 5
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The somewhat, sometimes reliable UK magazine AutoExpress, captures the headlines today in the MINI world with the announcement of future variants of the recently unveiled …

The somewhat, sometimes reliable UK magazine AutoExpress, captures the headlines today in the MINI world with the announcement of future variants of the recently unveiled MINI Countryman. One of them, a seven-seater, that in our opinion, is not more than a speculation.

Rumored to carry the name “Plus”, the seven-seater Countryman plans to take away some customers from the Nissan Qashqai+2, as well as more traditional people carriers such as the VW Touran.

According to AutoExpress quoting Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht, global head of MINI brand management, the Countryman could definitely be made even bigger. “We could take the wheelbase from 2.60m to around 2.70m,” he said.

Rumor: MINI plans seven seat Countryman model

With 10 centimeters increase in length, the wheelbase and bodystyle seem insufficient to hold a third-row, hence our suspicions around these news.

Other MINI variants include the MINI Moke, based on the Beachcomber revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.

Until more solid information come to life, we will throw this in our rumor bank.

  • minifan

    Unfortunately it is my experience that AutoExpress are very unreliable, especially when it comes to rumours surrounding BMW and MINI.

    They only seem to get it right when someone else (BMWBLOG!) has reported it first!

  • EMPOWER

    you cant trust weekly car mags, they will make things up to fill the pages up

  • okeribok

    Maybe the extra seats will go on that superinnovative rail…

    • okeribok

      Or it could refer to the getaway picknick set…
      http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/05/07/the-mini-getaway-package/
      (sorry for selfreplying)

      • FreudeKing

        What’s next BMW? How about a Mini Bus to compete with Volvo, or a Mini Motorcycle that’s cheaper than BMW’s own motorcycles or a Mini Truck to compete with Mercedes Benz. or wait, I forgot you only enter into new territories – so what about a Mini three wheeler and brand it Isetta,seeing that you don’t care much about brand traditios and values anyway.

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