Has MINI shelved the Rocketman?

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MINI Rocketman Concept

The pint-sized MINI Rocketman, which debuted in concept form at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, will not go into final production, Car reports.

At around 300mm shorter than the current R56 MINI hatch, the Rocketman would need to undergo a stringent program to offer stable handling, stability and crash performance.

It was previously understood to be on target for a launch around 2015, but reports now suggest the Rocketman has been scrapped because it will be too expensive to develop.

We reckon that’s a loss to the micro-car segment. The Rocketman could have offered a fun, stylish and premium product.

[Source: Car]