Mini Rocketman Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
2011 Geneva Motor Show
loaded with concept vehicles
, including the
, a pint-sized two-door that
might make its way into dealerships
intends to launch a production Rocketman based on
's front-drive platform and its eco-conscious
. We shall see if that pans out to be true.
If the Rocketman enters the production schedule, it would reportedly slot in below Mini's current three-door
hatchback and add one more vehicle to the automaker's expanding portfolio of plug-ins. According to
, Mini would equip the Rocketman with a structure similar to that found on the
. Meaning that the Rocketman would sport a carbon fiber passenger cell, mated to an aluminum chassis. Furthermore, the British magazine claims that the
's electric powertrain would "slot neatly into the Mini, too, although power would be sent to the front wheels, rather than the rears."
Electric won't be the Rocketman's sole powertrain option, as turbocharged gas and
three-cylinder engines are expected to be offered too. If there's any truth to this
, we can expect the Mini Rocketman to arrive in 2014.