Mini concepts 1997 - 2012
In 2012 a new version of the Rocketman was revealed decked out in the colours of the British national flag. The concept car features a new lighting design for the Union Jack on the roof.
First conceived in 2011 the Rocketman concept pushes the traditional Mini design to the limit with its creative use of space. The vehicle is a two door hatchback with a 3+1-seater with an exterior length of just over three metres. Its visionary character was defined by the systematic application of lightweight design principles on a carbon spaceframe canvas.
The precursor to the Countryman focused on maximising driving fun and boasted a radical, open-air body concept. The Beachcomber was Mini’s attempt to combine a dune buggy while retaining the compact design of the brand.
A model variant without any historical reference points and measuring over four metres in length, this taster concept for the Countryman offered plentiful space for rear passengers and unprecedented load capacity for a Mini.
The British automaker showed off a series of four concept cars over a two-year period at the Franfurt, Tokyo, Detroit and Geneva auto shows during 2005 and 2006. The four variations on the theme acted as previews for the Mini Clubman.