Opinion: a brand new position beckons for Mini, the grasp of invention

2011's Rocketman idea was an indication of thrilling issues to come back from Mini In its 60th yr, Mini finds itself nicely positioned to use the alternatives offered by electrification - here is why to get excited Mini has at all times been one of the vital modern automotive makers. The automotive that turned a model has spawned an awfully various vary of physique types and fashions in its 60-year historical past – some higher acquired than others, however all of which we have a good time this week.  That versatility means Mini is ideally positioned to reap, discover and get artistic with the benefits of electrical propulsion. Lots of these – the enjoyable dynamics, efficiency and packaging advantages – all match completely throughout the model’s ethos.  Mini was, in actual fact, one of many very first manufacturers to undertake electrification with its 2009 E analysis prototype. Surprisingly, Mini is barely now following it up with a manufacturing automotive this yr, an electrical model of the three-door Cooper S.  Maybe it’s one other toe within the water earlier than one thing extra radical, extra Mini-like. All of us fondly bear in mind the tiny 2011 Rocketman idea, although Mini again then lacked the and enterprise case to make it work for manufacturing. Given how a lot the world has modified since, think about how good – and related – a compact Mini electrical automotive the Rocketman may now be? Learn extra Completely satisfied birthday to Britain's favorite automotive: Mini at 60​ Mini Three-door hatch evaluation Mini plots maiden sizzling hatch EV for 2019 reveal​