BMW and Toyota are reportedly working on entry-level hatchback

The partnership with BMW and Toyota is reportedly expanding to include the joint development of a new entry-level hatchback.

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The partnership with BMW and Toyota is reportedly expanding to include the joint development of a new entry-level hatchback. It’s being reported that BMW is working with Toyota on a new small hatchback platform that will give birth to a new MINI entry-level model that’s tentatively called Minor.
The Minor name traces back to the original Mini that debuted in 1959. The Minor will borrow styling cues from the Rocketman concept that debuted four years ago at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It’s styling will also mirror the current two-door Cooper Hardtop, but on a much smaller scale.

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The Minor will ride on an entirely new platform and will be powered by three-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. An all-electric powertrain is also possible.

The report doesn’t state what Toyota will gain from the new partnership, but the new platform could be used for the next Toyota Aygo.

Source: Automobile Magazine