MINI appears ready to expand its product lineup some more with the addition of the Beachcomber. First shown at the Detroit Auto Show this year, the Beachcomber Concept rides on the Countryman’s new crossover platform and takes inspiration from the tiny Moke model, which the brand offered from 1964 to 1993.
In an interview with AutoExpress, MINI brand manager Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht hinted at the vehicles production plans stating that, “We will come back to this to see if there is a business basis, as we were overwhelmed by the reaction. MINI will never show a concept that won’t make production.”
Now there isn’t a lot of competition for a vehicle like the Beachcomber, although the Jeep Wrangler could be considered a rival and lower down on the scale there’s the possibility that Kia could finally bring its Soul’Ster to production as well.