British automotive marque Mini confirms that a next-gen Mini Convertible is in the works. In a press release, Mini said that the development of a successor to the only open-top four-seater in the premium small car segment is a done deal.
No specifics have been released, but Mini is hinting at releasing an all-electric convertible as the company says that electrification is at the heart of the realignment with which the British premium brand is setting the course for its future model range.
The BMW Group—Mini’s parent company—has announced its plans to focus on e-mobility, digitization, and sustainability by 2050 which will make the luxury compact carmaker a fully electric car company at least by early 2030.
According to Mini, the new model is scheduled to be unveiled in 2025.
"The Mini Convertible has a large and particularly loyal fan base. This is also shown by the great demand for the latest, freshly updated model. We are therefore firmly convinced of the success of this vehicle concept for the future," says the head of Mini brand, Bernd Körber.
The next-gen premium compact convertible will be the successor to the recently released Mini Convertible. The brand is quite confident in the success of the Mini and says that the convertible model enjoys particularly great popularity in the German car market, followed by the US and Great Britain.
Mini says that the news of the planned continuation of the model history is likely to cause a sensation.
"Last year, almost one in five Mini customers in Germany opted for open-top driving fun. This demonstrates the great enthusiasm of the MINI community for a vehicle concept like this in the future," Körber said.
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