Mini to put Crossover Concept into production

Mini to put Crossover Concept into production

MINI Crossover Concept fq

Just when the motoring world thought the Mini Crossover Concept was nothing more than a show-off vehicle, BMW have approved the project for production in 2011.  According to BMW, the reception to its MINI Crossover Concept from the Paris Motor Show was so positive that the automaker decided to produce the model just four weeks after it debuted. The production version of the jacked-up Mini CUV is slated to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which is right on schedule with earlier projections. Don’t expect to see the concept’s trick rear doors or the side-hinged driver’s side portal on the production model, which will instead rely on four normal front-hinged openings and a standard tailgate. Also on the menu is an optional four-wheel drive system complete with low range when drivers want to go off road, which will probably be never.

According to Mini, the car will retain the brand’s trademark kart-like handling, despite the ample ground clearance and heavy rolling stock that will be required on a vehicle with genuine off-road intensions. In any case, the biggest Mini ever, won’t come cheap. MINI also promises a full range of available options.

MINI Crossover Concept fq

Just when the motoring world thought the Mini Crossover Concept was nothing more than a show-off vehicle, BMW have approved the project for production in 2011.  According to BMW, the reception to its MINI Crossover Concept from the Paris Motor Show was so positive that the automaker decided to produce the model just four weeks after it debuted. The production version of the jacked-up Mini CUV is slated to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which is right on schedule with earlier projections. Don’t expect to see the concept’s trick rear doors or the side-hinged driver’s side portal on the production model, which will instead rely on four normal front-hinged openings and a standard tailgate. Also on the menu is an optional four-wheel drive system complete with low range when drivers want to go off road, which will probably be never.

According to Mini, the car will retain the brand’s trademark kart-like handling, despite the ample ground clearance and heavy rolling stock that will be required on a vehicle with genuine off-road intensions. In any case, the biggest Mini ever, won’t come cheap. MINI also promises a full range of available options.

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