BMW to add more Mini models

January 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Since BMW revitalized the brand more than a decade ago, Mini has come along way. Originally just featuring the regular Mini Cooper, the brand now includes seven different variations on the iconic car, including some that are approaching the size of crossover SUVs. According to a recent report by Automotive News, the German automaker is not done yet.

Mini's global CEO Kay Segler told the news source that the brand has plans to add three more models to the fold by 2020, bringing the total number of Minis available for purchase up to an even 10. There's no info on what the new models might be like, but Segler says they will feature a new front-wheel drive system that's still in development.

Sales have been great for the brand in the U.S. recently, as 2011 was the best year ever for the little car, selling more than 57,000 units.

If you love Mini Coopers, you might want to keep an eye on the new models that will debut over the next decade. However, this will mean that your current car will have to last until then. Investing in routine auto maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups can help extend the life of your vehicle until you're ready to buy a new car.

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