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This year's Geneva Motor Show was loaded with concept cars. Even though most of them will never make it past the show's floor, the Mini Rocketman just might eventually roll into dealerships. According to Autocar, Mini plans to launch a production Rocketman based on BMW's front-drive platform and its eco-conscious "i" technologies.

If it enters the production schedule, the Rocketman would slot in below Mini's current three-door Cooper hatchback (at least in terms of overall size) and add to the automaker's rapidly expanding range of vehicles. BMW sales and marketing boss, Ian Robertson, told Autocar that:
The themes in the car [Mini Rocketman] are not just about a smaller Mini. Lightweight construction, and new types of components will go on to Minis. The BMW i-concept [technology] will be available to all members of the group.
So, what would be a proper nickname for the production version of the Mini Rocketman? The "mini" Mini?

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[Source: Autocar]

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