BMW and Toyota Teaming Up With New Model?

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, Automotive Editor - January 30, 2015

The auto giants look to develop an even more affordable hatchback for the world, but will we get it?

Toyota has teamed up with Subaru on the FR-S and BRZ, but the world's largest automaker is now looking to team up with BMW to come with an all-new model that will operate under the MINI nameplate sometime in the near future. Think: BMW Yaris.

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The new model, dubbed the MINI Minor will be one of the most affordable vehicles with a price of around $15,300. That would be a steep $6,250 less than the current 2015 MINI Hardtop.

The Minor will not only come in at a smaller price, but a smaller stature as well, making it easier to park and drive in the cramped and confined streets of busy cities like Los Angeles and New York. However, there are no promises as to whether BMW and Toyota will bring the new model to U.S. soil.

What do you think? Would you be interested in a sub-$16k MINI made by BMW and Toyota?

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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