According to [Automotive News](http://europe.autonews.com/article/20140919/ANE/140919812/mini-will-show-new-five-door-hatchback-at-paris-show), the public unveiling of the F55 will happen at the 2014 Paris Auto Show starting on October 4th. The auto news outlet also reiterates the fact that MINI has great expectations for the five-door Hatch:
Mini expects the five-door hatchback to attract new customers to the brand because, it says, 70 percent of global subcompact hatchback sales are for five-door variants.
The five-door should give Mini a sales boost. Global sales of Mini vehicles fell 9 percent to 175,658 vehicles during the first eight months. In August, sales dropped 6 percent to 19,504. Last year, Mini global sales topped to a 305,000 units record.
So when will you be able to get your hands on this member of the MINI family? The F55 will go on sale in Europe on October 25th and in the U.S. in January 2015.
If any of you happen to be at Paris Auto Show and to stop at the MINI booth, don’t hesitate to
let us know!