Former BMW Boss Bernd Pischetsreider said – ‘ The Mini is the only loveable small car. The others are just like bars of soap.  Fiat thought the Mini was too ugly.  The original Mini was too fast.  The original car had a different name . The original car was marketed as the Austin Seven & Morris.  It was awarded “European car of the Century.  Mini Sold over 2 million units in the 1st decade.