There has been much debate inside MINI as to what direction that automaker would go with its next crossover model. Executives, designers and engineers were reportedly stuck between a production version of the Beachcomber Concept, or a two-door version of the Countryman, initially referred to as the Canyon.
That decision has, however, been made for the MINI team, with the Beachcomber concept being axed due to its inability to meet crash tests. Reportedly, the vehicle would need added crash protection on the sides, which would have killed the styling of the dune-buggy.
GALLERY: MINI Beachcomber Concept