The sun is about to set on the MINI Coupe and Roadster as MINI USA Product Planning Manager Patrick McKenna has confirmed they will go out of production next year.

McKenna didn't have much to say about their deaths but noted both models have run their lifecycles. He added their elimination is part of the company's new “superhero strategy" which plans to put a greater emphasis on high volume models.

McKenna declined to say whether or not we could eventually see a successor but previous reports have suggested the company is considering a production version of the stylish Superleggera Vision concept.

Gallery: MINI exec confirms the Coupe & Roadster are dead

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