After the initial introduction of the MINI E and with the year long trial about to get underway , There is always the underlying question of well the MINI-E is unpractical for it's needs there is no rear space for passengers , nor a reasonable storage area. Enter the next phase of the MINI E programme MINI E = mc2. which translates as MINI E = mc(MINI Clubman) Phase 2. The MINI E Clubman will offer a respite from the conventional MINI E with an intact passenger cabin and a solar roof for additional power. The MINI E Clubman would still offer the same Battery and motor as the current MINI E but will be more flexible so that families and fleets could participate in the next stage of the MINI E field trial. Then there will be the next MINI member - known as the MINIi ( i being for Project i) is a conventional city mobility vehicle expected to join the MINI family , The idea for a fourth brand is not compatible in the current economic climate. Whereas Project i will filter into BMW's product line. There will not be a BMW badged MCV as the BMW range will only start from the 1er only. The solution has been under BMW's nose the whole time ie the MINI Brand. The new MINi is a typical mega city vehicle concept it is small , electric powered but offers an interesting respite from a traditional MINI . MINi is in the vein of a Toyota IQish concept . To see out the highly successful R56 model, There is a planned MINI Speedster based on the R56 but with a different rear end offers an affordable open sports car for the MINI Brand. A fabric roof will keep the weight down as BMW want this MINI to offer a very exciting typical MINI drive although turned up to 11. MINI SpaceBox will be the only five door MINI With the MINI-X being a seperate entity. MINI SpaceBox is aimed at the family who do not want four wheel drive but would like a feature of usable utility in a MINI. We tested the four wheel drive MINI Concept with consumer groups and found that although seen as a viable option the MINI-X would not be enough for some who crave a MINI with room for a family and extra utility. A 5dr of a typical MINI would be a compromise not worth taking. To show some excitement here it has to be an entirely new concept. MINI cannot be too brand specific ie Sedans , Tourings etc or rational MINI has to offer concepts that offer the fun of the brands logic. And not completely conventional concepts. MINI should always be about a constant theme as the marketing embodes the lifestyle and culture as well as mobility and future projects will always be unexpected concepts .