MINI brand will share a new platform with BMW where future FWD models such as the next-generation MINI will be made.

BMW Group CEO Norbert Reithoffer sees a future MINI brand lineup of up to 10 models, according to British auto magazine What Car?.

Reithoffer was in Britain for the announcement of an investment of £500 million (€562 million) for production of the next-generation MINI at the brand's Oxford plant in the United Kingdom.

The next-generation MINI Cooper will be built on a new platform, called the UKL, which the storied British marque will share with BMW for a series of front-wheel drive models.

MINI's current lineup consists of the standard MINI (with various Cooper and JCW variants), MINI Cabrio, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, and the upcoming MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster models.

Gallery: BMW Group boss sees a future MINI lineup of 10 models

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