MINI is currently analyzing the prospects of discontinuing the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.

MINI is currently analyzing the prospects of discontinuing the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.

Head of product management Oliver Friedmann says MINI has to be "more relevant for more people" and as a result the company will focus on three pillars. The first two are the hatchback and the Countryman crossover, while the third one could possibly be the Clubman.

As a consequence, the Coupe and Roadster models (based on the hatchback) could be terminated. In addition, MINI is also considering axing the Paceman which is essentially a coupe version of the Countryman since Friedmann believes "the Paceman is also not a first priority."

The MINI has reached a new generation and currently only the hatchback model has been introduced in production form. The BMW-owned automaker has previewed the all-new Clubman in Geneva this month ahead of a very possible launch in the second half of this year. A cabrio version has already been grabbed on camera by our spies so we know that model is a certainty. Let's not forget there will also be a five-door hatchback so even if MINI will axe those three derivatives, the lineup will still be quite extensive.

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