Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

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    Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    Mini's latest production car – the Countryman – may be the automaker's largest offering to date, but now the brand known for its pint-sized fighters is returning to its roots with its latest concept. But this isn't a preview of the next-generation Cooper – oh no, no, no – it's the Rocketman (cue Elton John). At just over 11 feet long, the bug-eyed little hatch is slightly shorter than a base Cooper hardtop and uses a unique three-plus-one interior seating arrangement. It isn't gonna be a long, long time before we see the Rocketman in person, either – the concept makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    A... Mini MINI, then? Cute!

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    Entry-level item: grows the product range, and the buyers the brand appeals to (to lower budgets, and city-car intenders). Good idea.

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    Like driving your own suitcase. It's that 'Smart'.

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    I'll buy it if they put those taillights into production! Too cool!
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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    Quote Originally Posted by WineOH View Post
    Entry-level item: grows the product range, and the buyers the brand appeals to (to lower budgets, and city-car intenders). Good idea.
    Exactly. This is most likely the design study for the smaller-than-Cooper MINI that has been rumoured; a return to the 1950's idea behind the MINI.

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    Re: Mini Me got himself a Rocketman

    Time to make a The Italian Job 3, but then really shot in Italy. Shouldn't be a problem to navigate the Rocketman through those narrow streets.
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    Time to make a The Italian Job 3, but then really shot in Italy. Shouldn't be a problem to navigate the Rocketman through those narrow streets.
    Agreed; although the streets along the Amsterdam canals could make for a nice setting

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