Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mini Vision Concept: Not the next Mini



Not even close.

From what we've seen in the spy shots published around the web just a few weeks ago, the next Mini is quite different.
The rear lights, rear hatch/bumper, hidden C-pillar, front grille and bumper etc... All these concept elements are not in the production car.
As for the interior, it is 100% concept.
Although you would think that after 3 generations of the "new" Mini, it would look at least that modern by now.
But no... It won't. At all.

I am not sure what they chose to show a concept that has nothing, or almost, to do with their production model that is just around the corner.

Strange....

3 comments:

Philthy82 said...

What spy shots are you looking at? This looks very close to production based on these shots: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/07/01/2014-mini-cooper-rockets-into-view/

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that this looks very close to the production Mini spy pictures. Sure, this has show car flim-flammery, but it is a show car.

Some spy pics of the production car were taken from high above and made it look ugly and squashed. It looks much better in these ground-level pictures.

Education Project said...

I'm sad to see, on the spy shots, that the loss of the b-pillar is a concept-only feature. I'm also sad to see that the windshield stretching from over a-pillar and meeting with the door windows... is also a concept-only feature. And, I have a feeling that the frameless doors will also remain, a concept-door feature, although I could be wrong about that.

Also... looking at the spyshots of the revealed mini, this is supposed to be the new mini... couldn't they clean up the lowr front fascia a little bit? something a little different?