25 de julho de 2013

Mini uses the Vision concept to show what the net model will look like. We already saw it [Video]

That is right, the next-generation Mini was already seen during a photo shoot, so it is somewhat surprising that BMW (the owners of Mini) unveiled a new concept called Mini Vision. The small car was shown at today’s MINI Design@Home event and, of course, serves to show many design solutions that the production model will adopt.

This model is a mixture between old and new. The overall shape of the car clearly reminds us of the first-generation Mini, but the rest is more modern, more rounded. The biggest innovation are the elliptical full-LED headlights with the outer ring serving as daytime running lights (DRL).

Moving to the interior, it has nothing to do with the first generations of the Mini, with the exception being the circular face in the center console, and even that no longer serves its purpose because the speedometer was moved to the classic position behind the steering wheel. The only thing that deserves mention are the elastic fabric straps on the insides of the doors which mimic the stripes of the Union Jack flag.

Source: BMW/Mini