Like "Smokey and the Bandit" was to Kirkegaard's Narrative, the new Daihatsu Gino follows the plotline of the new Mini, however loosely. Just as Bo Darville passed through several stages of maturity before finally settling down with Frog (sorry, Carrie), the Gino has the Mini's approximate shape, copious chrome and bug-eyed headlamps. But where S&B diverged from ol' S ren's study, which explored differing spheres of existence, by including lots of car chases, the Gino may defy the Mini's influence by coming in a five-door version.
Gino what? It's a Mini lookalike! [AutoExpress]
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