BMW has confirmed it is going back to the old school with new production models of famous Minis from the past.
The German carmaker said updated models of the Mini Concept Traveller and Countryman would be launched within the next three years.
A decision is to be taken later this year between the Traveller and the Clubman, with the outcome likely to lead to an increase in production at the Mini factory in Oxford.
Speaking at the Detroit Motor Show, Dr Michael Ganal, member of the board of management, said the new models would be "fun" and "personalised".
Inspired by feedback for the Mini Concept Traveller at the Frankfurt and Tokyo motor shows in 2005, the new Minis will be a modern interpretation of the classic Mini Traveller and Countryman versions of the 1960s, he added.
The company unveiled another concept car at the show, the Mini Detroit, based on a winter sports theme designed in the colours of the United States flag.
Earlier, Jaguar unveiled its new XK convertible sports car, which is being made at the firm's Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham.
More than 4,000 of the 155mph car have already been ordered before it reaches the showrooms in March.
Phil Popham, managing director, Jaguar UK, said: "In looks it pays homage to the legendary Jaguars of the past but there has never been a more fitting representation of how Jaguar's sports cars offer cutting-edge technology to match their unparalleled appearance."