MINI Development Story updated on Austin Rover Online (AROnline)
Replacing the Mini was never going to be the work of a moment, and was generally regarded to be one of the toughest gigs in the industry.
"After years of deliberation, Rover started serious work in 1993, which was soon bolstered by the arrival of BMW the following year.
What we ended up with sparked controversy with enthusiasts, but the Rover engineered project ended up being a huge hit with buyers."Link to the updated MINI Development story on AROnline. Interesting insider development tales at Gaydon:-