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Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Are you saying the mini revamp was a success?

"As for merging with vans: that makes a lot of sense."

There's a commercial reason for that too. Not just the shared parts inventory, but the law on maximum speed for commercial vans is different if the van is based on a car.

https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits

"Vans, car-derived vans and dual-purpose vehicles

Most vans under 7.5 tonnes laden (loaded) weight, including Ford Transit vans:

  • have a lower speed limit than cars
  • must follow the speed limits for goods vehicles of the same weight

A vehicle qualifying as a ‘car-derived van’ or ‘dual-purpose vehicle’ has the same speed limits as a car."

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