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Report: MINI Will Discontinue Several Models, Planning Mexico Factory

You may still remember several months ago Jim McDowell, VP of MINI USA, told US media that BMW management is considering stop making several models that do not sell well.

Today we got insider news indicating the departing models in the plan: the Paceman and also the Coupe (including the Roadster).

The decision is based on BMW’s current cost cutting initiative, and also MINI brand’s not-so-satisfactory sales performance this year (for 2012, MINI USA achieved a 15% growth; but it only saw a 0.5% enhancement in 2013). The MINI models being cut will be those with extremely low sales volume...

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Mini Cooper Pickup Truck – The Paceman Adventure

No, the following images are not Photoshopped. It is a real car: the Mini Cooper Paceman Adventure, based on the Paceman S ALL4, and a 184-hp turbo four engine.

Mini claimed this truck is strictly a one-off. But we know, the market talks. Do you remember previously Rolls-Royce said they will NOT consider any SUV models? But look at what Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW board member in charge of the Rolls-Royce brand, said to media recently: “There are long-term independent studies that say half the world car market – 50 per cent of everything – will be crossovers and SUVs. So it’s our responsibility to look into it. We are seriously analyzing a Rolls-Royce in the SUV area“...

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