New AR grill?
Back to the discussion of Frank Stephenson's intention to change the grill...obviously he is at the top of his game and in his new position because he has proved he can handle evolutionary design whilst respecting brand DNA (read: BMW X5, New MINI, Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12, Fiat Bravo). I for one have the confidence that he know's what he's doing and not for one minute do I think he'll eliminate it. A good designer earns his pay when he's able to take an iconic design a step further into the future without losing the immediate rcognition factor and I bet this is his plan. Stori, the MINI, which you seem to dislike, has won every major car design award in the field. Ghostly Dog, the guy looks ultra-cool, you must have missed the latest pic of him in CAR, last August. And hey, why should he take any credit for the Junior? I think he's right in setting the records straight about when his era is starting...based on his career path and track record, I can't wait to see the new stuff!