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Room for Rocketman

According to bosses at Mini, it won’t be a long long time before concept car Mini Rocketman makes production.

BMW’s sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson told Autocar: ‘We are good at looking at history and interpreting a future for it.’

And future Minis could be influenced by elements of the Rocketman, Mini’s ‘Mini’ car. ‘The themes in the car are not just about a smaller Mini,’ Robertson said. ‘Lightweight construction, and new types of components will go on to Minis. The BMW i-concept [lightweight and alternative energy] will be available to all members of the group.’

However, Robertson stressed that the traditional three door car won’t be threatened when the Rocketman does finally land. ‘The core of the Mini brand is always going to be the Mini three door and Convertible,’ he said.

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