Originally Posted by SCOTT26
With the success of the MINI Coupe and Roadster BMW and MINI see fit to further expand MINI from a design angle and broaden the cars visually.
The next interpretation of the MINI Coupe and Roadster will feature their own distinguished design to seperate from the next MINI 3dr and 5dr hatch.
The success of the MINI Countryman has allowed MINI to further individualize the model variations to each segment , boosting marketability and visual appeal yet retain that essence of MINI with the penchant for unconventional methods. Forthcoming MINI models - MINI Traveller , MINI Paceman XL and MINI sedan are clear example of the new brand philosophy.
It is a real shame what BMW is doing with MINI. After a very successful resurrection of the brand, it has been nothing but dilution and marketing ever since. Unfortunately, the MINI brand has been expanding in more ways than just "a design angle", with every model that keeps coming out getting bigger and bigger, moving in the complete opposite direction of what the brand meant.
The name MINI together with Paceman XL doesn't quite make sense, does it?
Not to mention all the doubts around the MINI Rocketman concept. Maybe BMW deems it too small to have a MINI badge on it.