The iconic MINI gained its larger brother at the 2005
Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mini Traveller concept displayed
was one of the more exiting concepts to come out of the
important German Motor Show.
The new MINI Traveller concept is a revival of the original
Mini Traveller from the 1960's, the new Traveller was
launched exactly 45 years after the old model.
The new model although obviously closely related to the
current production Mini, features a modified front end
with an all new 3-bar grille, swept back headlights, higher
bonnet and more aerodynamic windscreen. The Traveller's
station wagon body shape suits the Mini and has many interesting
The Mini Travellers rear side windows slide backwards
creating a single, large open space, the rear section
of the roof can be slid forward, further enhancing the
open feeling while also helping during loading and unloading.
The Traveller's side doors use parallelogram hinges for
maximum accessibility, as do the unique split rear doors,
these being a feature of the original Traveller.
The all new interior of the Mini Traveller features 'floating'
seats as well as a prominent centre display.
The designers regular use of circles and spheres is apparent
when looking at the interior. Leather, Chrome and Aluminium
are the materials of choice inside with white leather
adorning the seats and other surfaces.
Although original, the alloy wheels displayed on the car
are a bit of a let down for the Traveller concept, slightly
too closed and bland, they may work with the silver body
colour, imagine it in red.
Similar and related vehicles:
MINI Roadster Concept
MINI Coupe Concept
MINI Crossover Concept
MINI Concept Geneva
MINI ACV 30