And it only took 14 years.
No amount of proper context makes it less bizarre to find yourself saying that a company called Mini is actually building a really new small car. You'd they'd have started with that, but we've waiting since the 2001 revival for the news that a really small Mini was on the way. Well, now it finally is, according to a report from Automobile. BMW is evidently working with Toyota to bring out a car more similar in proportions to the original.
The car has the working title of Mini Minor, a name that reaches all of the way back into the brand's history. And though the car will be developed with Toyota, you needn't fear that it will be a rebadged Aygo. Word is that the car will get its very own platform. The car is likely to be related to the Mini Rocketman concept (pictured) of a few years back, and we're thankful that for the decision to change the name. The concept was a big hit with fans of the original car, as it is essentially the next-gen Mini that they'd wanted all along, so we're eager to see how this all plays out.