MINI USA vice president Jim McDowell has revealed the company could eliminate some of their less successful models.

MINI USA vice president Jim McDowell has revealed the company could eliminate some of their less successful models.

Speaking to Edmunds, McDowell said "When we start to replace models, I think you will see that we won't replace every model exactly." He went on to say "You may actually put your chess pieces on the board differently if you know that you can have seven."

The executive declined to say which models could be cut but confirmed the Countryman and Cooper Hardtop are safe because they account for roughly 75 percent of the brand's sales.

On a related note, McDowell said a revamped lineup would be unlikely to include a production version of the Rocketman concept. However, he confirmed "a lot of the features" from the Rocketman will be introduced on the next-generation of MINIs.

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