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Old 10-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Mini Crossover Spyshots



MINI unveiled their simply titled Crossover Concept in Paris a few weeks ago, and already spy photographers have caught a prototype out taking its first steps.

Although BMW's new psychedelic camouflage seems to do a pretty good job at skewing the body form details, it also does a good job at attracting attention. Nonetheless, this MINI Maxi, which is speculated to be the new name and not Colorado as previously reported, is a bit more distinctive compared to the MINI Clubman.

Doing away with the crazy door opening scheme on the concept, we can see conventional rear doors. Also the rear gate is most likely hinged at the roof instead of the right side quarter panel like the concept.

Other obvious visual cues include the lifted ride height and beefy large rims. We also noticed that the right side rocker panel moulding got lost somewhere exposing the ugly pinch welds with white polka dots.

According to Automotive News the MINI crossover will be produced by Magna Steyr in Austria at a production volume of 80,000 units per year.

The MINI maxi will be the fourth body model in the MINI range with four-doors, four seats, four-wheel-drive and yes, you guessed it, four cylinder engines. Perhaps MINI should just name it 'Four'.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9081017....w-concept-body




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Old 10-20-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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Look how freakin big it is behind that 1 series. This car makes no sense.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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What's a pinch weld?
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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^ The very bottom of the rocker panel, where all the white dots are in this picture
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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I thought MINI wasn't just a name but it also actually represented the car's size? lol
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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I hope it's a photoshop.
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