微型’最高执行官Peter Schwarzenbauer明确表示该品牌赢得了’t launch a model smaller than the current Hardtop, ending speculation that a production version of 2011年的Rocketman概念 will be launched. Only a couple of months ago there were reports claiming 微型 was looking to develop a new minicar platform with Toyota that could underpin the new mini 微型.
However, Schwarzenbauer ruled out 微型 launching a model smaller than the Hardtop when quizzed about the car by media prior to an investor meeting being held by parent company BMW this week.
Finally, Schwarzenbauer confirmed that a battery-powered 微型 was planned, as electric cars are particularly suited to the 微型 brand as the cars are mostly driven in urban areas. The biggest hurdle, he said, was finding space to store a large enough battery.