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Mini Will Launch Its Last Petrol Engine Model in 2025 – Report




Mini plans to launch its last petrol-engined model in 2025.Then it transform into an Electric Vehicle-only brand by 2030.

The carmaker is also planning a number of new crossovers, including a small MPV that could be badged as the Mini Traveller, dusting off an old nameplate.

Mini has faced pressures to offer more crossovers and to get rid of slower-selling variants, as market tastes have turned sharply away from hatches.

A number of other countries have also moved up their plans to phase out sales and new registrations of gas- and diesel-engined models, making the switch to EV-only lineups a priority for a number of automakers.

Mini is perhaps better suited than most to switch to an all-EV lineup, already offering one battery-electric model and having a relatively straightforward range of compact vehicles that could all convert to a single EV platform, removing the need for platforms of varying sizes.

The automaker has already foreshadowed the move late last year with plans for a new electric crossover to be developed with China’s Great Wall Motors starting in 2023.

“This venture will enable Mini to meet the rising demand for emission-free driving both in China and in the other global markets,” Mini said a few months ago regarding its planned electric models.

“Cooperation with the Chinese partner will be based on a clearly defined principle: Production follows the market. With locally manufactured vehicles, Mini will serve the growing Chinese automotive market whilst maintaining stable production at other locations.”

Mini had also outlined plans to introduce a smaller, electric sub-Cooper model that would likely replace the current Mini Cooper SE, which has acted as a sort of placeholder since its introduction, having arrived quite a few years after its platform had debuted in late 2013. The automaker also has a compact MPV in the works that could be badged as the Mini Traveller and would also be EV-only. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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