posted 6 years ago

Mini Beachcomber on sale next September

Mini will display its new Beachcomber concept in January at the Detroit Motor Show.

Mini will display its new Beachcomber concept in January at the Detroit Motor Show. With its exposed sides and the classic looks of the sixties Mini Moke it has been named the Beachcomber. The concept on display at the Detroit Motor show will come with doors and a more conventional roof.

Design features inside include a liquid-sprung compass, a gauge showing an artificial horizon, strongly contoured seats and a grab handle for the front seat passenger. Underlining its beach credentials and open-air focus are additional speakers positioned where the air vents would usually be.

It is the fourth model in the expanding BMW owned Mini range which already includes the classic Mini, cabriolet and Clubman estate. The finished version won’t be built at Minis factory in Oxford but contracted out to Magna-Steyr to be built at their factory in Graz Austria.