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Rumormill: MINI Van to debut in Geneva?

Rumors | January 3rd, 2012 by 18
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The BMW rumormill is at its best this week. According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, BMW Group plans to unveil a new MINI-branded …

The BMW rumormill is at its best this week. According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, BMW Group plans to unveil a new MINI-branded panel van at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Possibly dubbed MINI Cargo, the first van within BMW Group is apparently based on the Clubman model and is shaping up to be a work-ready hauler with the rear bench seat removed.

To stay true to its van designation, the rear side windows will be ditched for sheetmetal.

A BMW van has also been rumored in the past. Known internally known as the Advanced Family Sports Activity Tourer, a BMW insider describes the BMW mini-van as a model mixing the space and flexibility of an MPV, the solidity of an SAV with the shape of a larger Touring model, but have maintain the car-like appearance.

So will BMW Group debut two vans in the near future? We’ll find out first in Geneva.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport ]

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