The MINI Tokyo Concept that debuted yesterday at the Tokyo Motor Show is one of those cars where it's obvious that
nothing was held back in the planning stages. I imagine many a meeting went something like this:
MINI designer #1: "I really like Earl Grey tea, we should put that on the car somewhere."
MINI designer #2: "Lets just turn one of the rear windows into a storage compartment for tea."
MINI designer #1: "Will that hurt the car's side-impact crash rating?"
MINI designer #2: "It's perfect for side-impact crashes. While you're waiting for the police to arrive you can have a spot of tea to calm your nerves."
MINI designer #1: "Good point, I'll design it in CAD right now."
All the press pics of the MINI Tokyo Concept after the jump.
The Tokyo Concept is a modern interpretation of classic Mini Traveller and it experiments with access and storage
solutions for important stuff like, you know, tea. The roof system does not contain a Doppler radar as it would appear,
but rather a table and two chairs, and the rear cargo box can be removed and attached to the side window for a place to
set your Earl Gray.