01-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Short North
MINI Mini Van?
This is deep in rumor territory I think. Follow the bouncing ball here...
In a short blog post on BMWBlog
is this image...
As you can plainly see the image is attributed to Auto Motor und Sport, a German car mag that has been around as long as I can remember. (On looking it up the mag has been around since 1946 and started as Das Auto). Anyway, I digress...
BMWBlog also links to the article in Auto Motor und Sport. Translating it from the German, thanks Google, there is not a word about the MINI Mini Van. So where did that image come from and what do you think about MINI building a Mini Van?
I'm of two camps about this. One the one hand I'm screaming at the picture, which I'm sure is a photoshop job, wondering how in the heck the MINI management could even think along these lines. But then I think more about it and think it could be a great thing too. Granted, it will not have the go cart handling but for a Mini Van would probably be a heck of a lot better in a driving experience than say a Dodge Caravan. The world does need it's Mini Vans, we have seen that niche does well with a subset of consumer, so why not a MINI version.
Thats my 2 cents for the day...
Things are not over yet...