The partnership between BMW and Toyota could expand as a new report is indicating the companies are exploring the possibility of working together on entry-level hatchbacks.

The partnership between BMW and Toyota could expand as a new report is indicating the companies are exploring the possibility of working together on entry-level hatchbacks.

Details are limited but Automobile Magazine says discussions are at an early stage but could eventually result in the construction of an entry-level MINI Minor.

Sources have told the publication that MINI has already created a design proposal and it looks like a cross between a Paceman and the Rocketman concept. That's a little vague but the model reportedly has a trapezoidal grille, Union Jack taillights and a unique roof with a double-bubble rear section.

There's word on when the model could arrive but speculation suggests the Minor could cost between $14,500 and $16,000.

BMW & Toyota exploring entry-level hatchback partnership, could spawn a MINI Minor