MINI has presented the new Beachcomber Concept car ahead of debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Its influences involve the Mini Moke of 1964 which was also a fun juvenile vehicle and fiercely hints at the sturdily speculated fourth model in the MINI line-up after the shade, the Clubman and the Convertible.
To emphasise the open-top character of the four-seat, all-helm-ambition vehicle no conventional roof is fitted. Neither are any doors for that count. The party says the ensures the occupants are as close to the rudiments as workable, that they feel a discern of unity with Mother Nature. Should downpour attitude a lightweight unusual fibre roof can be careworn over the car hurriedly and fastened to continue about as awkward as a habitual one. Door basics can also be fitted for above protection.
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Being a beach nature of car the Beachcomber Concept can transport utensils such as surfboards and mountain bikes conveniently and securely. Exact dimensions were not free, suffice to say it is almost 4 metres long. The off-boulevard runflat tyres wrap around large 17-inch light-alloy wheels.
Styling characteristics contain a chrome framework, a large air intake, foglights and a force ground on the fedora. Power is said to come courtesy of some turbocharged engine.
The novel interior features objects like storage boxes, shelves, a bottle owner, a compact meal box and a rationale for cycling and swimming glasses. A MINI Center Railed allows for the connection of melody, notebook or outside GPS tracker policy certainly through their own command materials.
The MINI Beachcomber Concept‘s Detroit unveiling will be followed by the markets introduction of the production MINI Crossover in autumn 2010.