Mini has great plans for the UKL platform. It has said it will have 5 different model lines over it. The 3 and 5 door Mini hatchback make the 1st of them. The Countryman and Paceman will be the 2nd one, while the Clubman is the 3rd one and the Convertible, the 4th one. The 5th one could be the roadster predicted by the Superleggera concept, but it is apparently a no-go. So Mini is considering a new body, a sedan, according to the British magazine Autocar. And it would be named Mini Riley, the same name given by BMC to a Mini saloon it has sold from 1961 up to 1969. BMW has the patent for the name already.
This new car, according to Autocar, would be a good addiction to Mini’s line-up in the USA and in China, markets that appreciate this sort of body and that have a huge demand for it. The goal is to increase the worldwide sales volume of Mini. In 2015, it sold 338,466 units. A sedan could increase that number in 200,000 units or even more, depending on pricing. Mini’s intention would be to sell the new sedan in all its world markets. Autocar does not mention when the new body would be put for sale. If we are to believe in the magazine’s rendering, we would like it to be as soon as possible.