MINI Paceman, Coupe and Roadster Models Will Likely Not be Replaced

According to a recent report MINI has decided to focus on three “pillar” models, which likely means that the current Paceman and Coupe/Roadster models will not be replaced.

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It’s being reported that some of MINI’s current models may not be replaced when the next-generation MINIs are released. According to a recent report MINI has decided to focus on three “pillar” models, which likely means that the current Paceman and Coupe/Roadster models will not be replaced.
Oliver Friedmann, MINI’s head of product management recently told Automotive News Europe that MINI needs to be “more relevant for more people” and “Our first priority is to roll out a portfolio that has strong pillars and to be absolutely clear what each stands for.”

Friedmann went on to identify the three-door hatchback and Countryman SUV has two of the pillars and it’s expected that the new Clubman will be the third. The MINI Coupe/ Roadster and Paceman models are the slowest selling models in MINI’s lineup, which makes them lesser of a priority. We can expect the new Clubman, which was previewed in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show, to arrive in 2015.

Source: MINI via Automotive News