Revealed at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, the Mini Beachcomber will actually make it to production. Originally, the concept was built to only preview the Countryman crossover, but the Beachcomber turned out to be a great success and so onward it goes. In a recent interview Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht said: "We will come back to this to see if there is a business basis, as we were overwhelmed by the reaction. MINI will never show a concept that won’t make production."

The Beachcomber Concept also gave up two doors to pay tribute to the original Mini beach buggy, the Moke. The original Moke was built between 1964 to 1993. As with it, the Beachcomber has a metal, body-colored grille, only this time the designers have inserted driving lights. Off-road ability is enhanced by higher ground clearance than the Countryman, as well as chunky tires. Plus, the new ALL4 four-wheel-drive system is likely to be included as standard.

The production version of the Beachcomber will have almost no competitors on the market and as for its name Mini said the company needs original names.


Source: Auto Express

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  (428) posted on 08.3.2011

Mini Beachcomber is really a great tribute for Moke. I mean looking by this Beachcomber Comber I know that this will become so popular.

  (600) posted on 07.21.2011

Wow!It is a good news that they will already put this one on production. I can’t wait to see one of the creatures of mini in person haha. I’m so excited for it.

  (276) posted on 05.24.2011

Well, its good thing that Mini has a connotation of being a fuel efficient car. I think it will goes the same in here. BTW, this would be a great choice for off road activity.

  (577) posted on 05.24.2011

hmm. Is Mini tries to make a car that was different from their traditional production? Well, this seems to be an exciting one! I just wonder if its going to be a hit in the market.

  (462) posted on 09.2.2010

is it out in the market yet?... this is really great! Aside from atv on beach this is the best to come yet.

  (1023) posted on 05.31.2010

Great! But this should have a door. Well I guess the concept left the doors and roof behind to create what looked like the offspring of a Jeep Wrangler and the iconic British small car. I think this car will achieve the number one production of a crossover.

  (1333) posted on 05.31.2010

Well of course it’s better for the beachcomber to be in 4x4 rather than 2x4 drivetrain.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

At last Mini is now ready to put this into gambl, but i guess this baby will sell well on the market. With it’s looks and performance, there is no doubt this baby can make it.

  (808) posted on 05.27.2010

this is a good news to those persons who love outdoor activities like Hicking, rock climbing or going into beach..this si a perfect horse..

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