Mini Superleggera Vision Still A Definitely Maybe For Production

It’s been getting positive reviews from the public and people are already lining up to buy one, but executives are unsure whether to give the Mini Superleggera Vision concept the green light for production.

That’s according to a report from Autocar, in which they talk to Mini’s leader, Jochen Goller.

“We got an extremely positive reaction to it, although some hardcore Mini fans said ‘no, that’s not a Mini,'” he said in the interview.

But Goller also noted that the low volume potential of the Superleggera complicates its business case, as well as this burning question: “How many open cars do you need in a range?”

Slowing the decision on the Superleggera is the need to pare down Mini’s current lineup. Considering how badly derivatives such as the Paceman, Coupe and Roadster have bombed, the company is rightfully cautious about an adventurous addition to the lineup.

But the Superleggera presents something new from the brand, and something actually exciting. Go for it, Mini.

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