Mini Cooper 5-door coming for 2014
There was a time when the “new” BMW-designed Mini was only available as a 3-door hatchback and a convertible. Then, just like every other premium automaker with a penchant for profits, Mini started to expand the line-up and dilute its brand equity with models like the Countryman. Now there’s a new 5-door model joining the range when the redesigned 2014 Mini arrives next year, to succeed where the Clubman failed.
According to Auto Express, the new 5-door model will be slightly longer than the 3-door, for better legroom and boot space.
Power outputs won’t change, ranging from 122 hp to 200 hp, but they’ll all apparently be 3-cylinder engines now, for better fuel economy.
Once the 5-door hatchback is launched, Mini will supposedly expand the model line-up even further, with everything from a saloon to a 7-seater version of the Countryman, alongside the upcoming Paceman and existing models such as the Coupe and the Clubman.
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