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More clues to next MINI

2006-02-23 08:10

MINI Concept Geneva gives clues to all-new model

From 1964 to 1967 Mini dominated the Monte Carlo Rally, setting the foundation for its legendary reputation as a highly agile and nimble sports car.

Now, commemorating the 100th birthday of Sir Alec Issigonis, the creator of Mini in the year 2006, and as a reminder of the outstanding victories scored by the Mini brand some 40 years ago, MINI Concept Geneva offers an up-to-date interpretation of the small British racer in its great days.

In particular, this new concept model presents the core idea of the MINI Traveller, MINI Countryman, and MINI Clubman Estate in a highly pro?gres?sive new model variant.

The overall impression conveyed by MINI Concept Geneva is one of strength and muscle, with particular emphasis on individual details such as the car's wheel arches, its shoulder line and power-dome.

MINI Concept Geneva is a clear statement - the car has stance, looks strong and powerful, but is also elegant at the same time.

MINI Concept Geneva stands out in its beautiful silver paintwork in the light, all points not directly in the beholder's line of vision being keptin a more discreet grey. Red highlights, in turn, give

MINI Concept Geneva a particularly dynamic touch. Soft, resilient neoprene is featured on the black side band so characteristic of the car, extending along the side sills and wheel cutouts.

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