Mini shrinks range

MINI has hidden a cull of three underperforming models from its line-up, veiled beneath an announcement that it has rationalised its showroom for growth. With Mini clearly moving away from niche models, the two-seat coupe (left) and roadster, and the four-seat Paceman have been chopped from the range, with the BMW-owned brand saying it would concentrate on five core cars. Mini Australia has only sold nine coupe/roadsters and seven Pacemans in the first five months of 2015, compared to 1339 overall sales (up 64 percent year-to-date).