At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, MINI will show how the brand will develop in the future to cover a broader range beyond the current model program.
The MINI Electric Concept showcased in Frankfurt for the first time embodies a whole new dimension of the brand’s characteristic go-kart feeling, now combining it with locally emission-free mobility.
The concept vehicle conveys a message of sustainable urban transportation in MINI style while at the same time previewing a volume production model that will follow soon.
The first purely electrically powered MINI to be manufactured in large-scale production will go on the road in 2019 – precisely 60 years after the classic Mini was first launched.
It will make electromobility a highly emotional experience that combines driving fun, style and individual flair – as is characteristic of the MINI brand.
Lots of driving fun on a small surface area – this traditional principle will remain an integral part of MINI in the future, too.
It is a fundamental element of its character that is derived from spectacular motor racing success. 50 years ago the classic Mini achieved its third outright victory at the Monte Carlo Rally.
The MINI ACV 30 concept study presented 20 years ago, demonstrated just how much the model’s racing career influenced not only the history of the classic Mini but also the development of the modern MINI.
The Anniversary Concept Vehicle that came out right on time to mark the 30th anniversary of the car’s third triumph at the “Monte” showed how the classic Mini’s characteristic design features – such as the hexagon radiator grille and the large circular headlamps – could be transferred to a modern vehicle concept.
The foundation stone was laid for a new era full of driving fun and individual style in a variety of forms.