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.



Philthy82 said...

What spy shots are you looking at? This looks very close to production based on these shots:

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?