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MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept interior

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept

MINI Crossover Concept interior
Model Crossover Concept
Concept year 2008
Production year 2010 ?
Engine -

The MINI Crossover Concept was a vehicle which went on display at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

The Crossover Concept is the fourth body style from MINI, following the classic two-door MINI, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman.

Larger than the previous models, the Crossover Concept measures over 4 metres long. Other major differences include the four-wheel-drive system and four doors.

The MINI Crossover Concept is not a four-door in the classic sense, as is clearly expressed by the asymmetric arrangement of the doors in the Design Study. A conventional arrangement of doors is to be found only on the front passenger's side, while on the driver's side the MINI Crossover Concept comes with a conventional door for the first row of seats plus a lift/sliding door moving along the outside for convenient access to the rear and for loading the car from the side. The differing design of the wheels on either side of the concept help highlight the asymmetric door design.

At the rear of the MINI Crossover Concept the clamshell doors with frameless retractable windows allow for easier loading and unloading of cargo. Storage capacities can be increased even further by a transport case fitted outside on the rear door, and a luggage rack on the roof.

The MINI Crossover Concept features a folding roof extending the entire length of the passenger compartment, the roof structure may be opened both from the front and from the rear, letting either fresh air or warm sunshine into the car - or both, depending on the driver's and passengers' wishes.

Inside the MINI Crossover Concept are four single seats which are all similarly contoured. Also apparent is the unconventional "MINI Center Globe". This three-dimensional display shows information and entertainment options, the car's speed is displayed on the outer edge of the Center Globe.

To clearly, flexibly and legibly present all information at all times, the MINI Center Globe comes with ultramodern laser projection technology. With its unique optical features, the laser projector allows simultaneous presentation of pictures on various levels, with a varying focus and in powerful colors.

The MINI Crossover Concept is also able to optically separate the MINI Centre Globe into two hemispheres. These adjustable, moving hemispheres then enable the driver and front passenger to present and view different pictures recognizable only from their individual perspective. In other words, the front passenger may for example surf the net while the driver maintains his free view of all displays and instruments.

The driver and/or front passenger operate the MINI Centre Globe by a touch-sensitive surface, a trackball on the steering wheel, buttons and slide controls in the lower section of the MINI Centre Globe, and a keyboard on the front passenger's side extending at the touch of a button from the dashboard.

Similar and related vehicles:
MINI Roadster Concept
MINI Coupe Concept
MINI Traveller
MINI Concept Geneva
MINI BioMoke
MINI Spiritual

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