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The British based automaker MINI is aiming to add three new models by this decade’s end, and even if there aren’t any details on those yet, rumors say that they will be the Countryman Coupe, based on the Paceman and the Rocketman.

According to the company’s global boss, Kay Segler, the three new models which will be launched in the nearby future will use an all-new front-wheel drive platform provided by the mother brand, BMW Group. This new platform will debut with the nextgeneration of the MINI Cooper hardtop in 2014 and the extra three models which will be launched will bring the total number of MINI vehicles to 10.

Even if the company’s boss, Kay Segler, has confirmed the fact that MINI will introduce three new models, the official didn’t say anything about what those models could be. But even if there’s no official word on the models yet, rumors say that MINI will put into production the Countryman Coupe, which will be based on the Paceman Concept car and the Rocketman Concept.

MINI managed to sell a total of 57.511 units of its models in the United States in 2011 and the target for this year is to go way beyond that number, according to the company’s officials. The MINI US dealers are growing and with 10 new dealers appointed in the recent months, the number has reached 120, not counting the five new ones which will be added by 2014.