Four doors, four single seats, agility on all fours and the first Mini measuring more than four meters in length – the Mini Crossover Concept
A Mini Cooper S zips through the streets of San Francisco, shaking up a can of soda
A Mini driver gets pulled over by a British bobby, in America.
A Mini Cooper was mistaken as a toy car by a mom with a young boy in a park
A Mini Clubman is used in a pinball game
The production version of the new Mini Crossover is still a few months away, but the team in Oxford will be dropping a new concept in Detroit next month to keep interest high. The new Mini Beachcomber concept looks like a combination of the new Mini with a Jeep Wrangler. The Beachcomber is based on the brand’s new CUV, but gets an open-top/open-sides look reminiscent of the iconic American off-roader.
Unlike the mid-sixties Mini Moke, this one retains the main structure of the upcoming crossover, but is a real long-shot to ever see production. However, the new all-wheel drive system in the concept and the turbocharged four cylinder are both expected to appear in the production Crossover.
Like a Jeep Wrangler, the Beachcomber can accommodate either solid roof inserts or a soft top. Hopefully we’ll get more details when the concept is shown in Detroit.
Footage of old and new Minis
Have you seen that? – A spectacular drive of two Mini Clubman on the German autobahn