MINI Beachcomber Concept Too Dangerous for Production

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MINI Beachcomber Concept Too Dangerous for Production
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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… Continue Reading...

MINI Canyon 3-Door Under Consideration, Based on Countryman

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MINI Canyon 3-Door Under Consideration, Based on Countryman
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After the positive reception given to the Beachcomber concept, MINI is interested in bringing a similar model to market, but one that could take the form of a 3-door Countryman. According to BMW company insider Scott27, MINI just doesn’t see a market for the Beachcomber concept, due to its 4-doors and niche-market appeal – namely,… Continue Reading...

MINI Beachcomber Concept Likely to See Production

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MINI Beachcomber Concept Likely to See Production
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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… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: MINI Beachcomber Concept, First Live Photos

Detroit 2010: MINI Beachcomber Concept, First Live Photos
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MINI’s new Countryman crossover hasn’t even officially debuted and yet the creative minds at the fun British car company have already turned the platform into a new concept: the MINI Beachcomber Concept. Based on the Countryman’s platform, the MINI Beachcomber Concept takes the crossover’s capable ALL4 all-wheel drive system and sets it free on the… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: MINI Beachcomber Concept

Detroit Preview: MINI Beachcomber Concept
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** With MINI almost set to unveil its Countryman Crossover, the British brand is already looking towards its next project with the MINI Beachcomber Concept. This open-air vehicle is based on the same underpinnings as the Countryman: the Crossover Concept. It also features the brand’s new ALL4… Continue Reading...
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