• Sep 10, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the MINI Crossover Concept

Judging by your response to the MINI Crossover Concept in our original post, the new micro 'ute's styling leaves a bit to be desired. We're not entirely sold on the idea or its execution ourselves, but have decided to hold off final judgment until we see it in all its conceptual glory next month at the Paris Motor Show.

In the meantime, we've assembled 48 high-res images of the MINI Crossover Concept into a gallery, giving you a clear view of the jacked-up 4x4's minivanesque sliding side door, folding cloth roof and odd glass sat-nav.

Check all the pics below.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know what this thing is, but a Mini it is not... Perhaps they should dig out the name "Minor" for the Mini's larger cousin...
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...or, given that it's an ugly pig version of the original, call this a Riley Elf.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the Nav is sweet... but it would be the hotness on a RangeRover...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pathetic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Whole Concept is Pathethic, a Mini CUV--please. But that Sliding door looks cool, and it makes perfect sense too.

        I hope Mazda RX-8 will get that door as well. I can't believe i am saying this but a sliding door makes sense on sport cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its not a horrible idea you just need to see past the Concept car “stupid” part which the designers know isn’t feasible nor should be done but the wanted to have fun. Make the front end more like the regular cooper, make the back a standard hatch and use the small slider doors on both sides.

      The only issue I see is this will cannibalize Clubman sales. Why would I buy a FWD clubman with only on half door when I could get an AWD unit I could just lower and also have better access to the rear seats?

      If they had just made the clubman available with AWD and had two suicide doors along with a standard hatch (or horizontal split folding) hatch oh and 275hp I’d own one now and they would have no need for this hopped up clubman.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this has to be an oxymoron. right?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think it looks pretty nice, kind of a mini qx35, obviously.

      wouldn't be caught dead driving it though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, kind of like one of those, minus curves, originality, aesthetics, grace, appeal, power, and luxury appointments. If you mean it is also a two box design... yeah.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a joke
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this were a product, I'd jump on the bandwagon with the rest of ya. However, for a concept, I don't think it's all that bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, Alec had the original idea, but don't forget, he was dead-set against factory sponsored racing. So Huzza for the idea, but after that he was just a grumpy man with no passion for automotive fun.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't see where all the hating is coming from?! Think with an open mind! *Concept* Not every vehicle is designed to be appealing to males under 45 ! Also note that the majority of buying decisions are made by women. This vehicle looks very attractive in terms of form and function as well as how you say..."hip" factor just like all those over sized Coach hand bags women buy. Performance? Who cares; make it look cute with function and good fuel economy and its sold. I see this vehicle being very successful. CX7, Edge, etc, or something quirky niche and non-mainstream? Mini sales are up over 30% this year...look at the trend.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow, this is a 'new' concept? what does mini just refresh the same conept every year and swap the tea maker out? color me unimpressed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BTW, am I the only left confused by the crazy crystal-ball/snow-globe like thing on the center of the dash? It can show a globe or a third person view of the car or something. I guess this is just a mockup of some crazy idea that is really feasible or even practical?
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