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Report: MINI Beachcomber Concept will not be produced due to crash legislation

As you may know already, last year at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show MINI unveiled the Beachcomber Concept, a car inspired by the original MINI Moke from 1964. The vehicle seemed ideal for surfers or for those who like the idea of an original convertible, but it appears that the car will remain only a concept as the vehicle will not go into production to the safety tests.

Apparently, the lack of B-pillars and doors, didn’t help the car to be safe which means that we will have to go with the safer Countryman.

The MINI Beachcomber Concept is derived from the MINI crossover that the carmaker plans to introduce later this year in markets outside of North America. This new crossover is the fourth MINI model that will be launched within the first decade since the MINI brand was re-launched.

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MINI Beachcomber Concept tipped for production

As you may know already, MINI introduced the Beachcomber Concept in January, at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, but after that it introduced the Countryman crossover and everybody forgot about the beautiful concept.

Now, it appears that the Beachcomber Concept will be produced and company sources confirmed the fact that two versions of the car are currently on the drawing board at the MINI design studios in Munich.

One of the cars is very close to the concept and it is dubbed the Moke, and the other is a shorter, three-door version known as the Canyon Coupe.

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Mini Beachcomber Concept gets green light for production

When the Moke a.k.a. Beachcomber Concept was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show in January, it was such a hit that MINI really had no other choice but to make it go into production. The Moke was intended to show off the new Countryman crossover but the stripped-down Beachcomber made such a big splash at the Detroit show.

Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht, Head of brand management, said that MINI was overwhelmed by the public's reaction and so they proceeded to figure out a business basis.

He also said that the Beachcomber was based on the road-ready version of the Countryman. However, the doors and roof panels were dropped in homage to the Moke, the historic Mini-based version of the classic beach buggy.

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MINI Beachcomber Concept revealed ahead of Detroit Auto Show

Yesterday we've told you about the revival of the Mini Moke through a new concept car which was set to debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2010. Well, here it is! Apparently, Bmw couldn't keep this concept hidden anymore and decided to reveal it before Christmas and make us, in this way, happier than ever!

This is the MINI Beachcomber Concept, a four-seater vehicle designed to offer maximum of driving pleasure through an open body concept. The new concept comes with an ALL4 all-wheel drive system, which means that we shall see it on the upcoming Mini Crossover.

The ALL4 technology is combined by Mini with the cutting-edge suspension technology as well as elevated seating position.

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The Beachcomber Concept has just been unveiled by BMW AG's Mini unit at this year's Detroit Auto Show. With an open body, all-wheel drive, an elevated seating position and a rugged appearance, the Beachcomber has similarities with the Countryman crossover, which goes on sale in Europe this year and in the US in 2011.

That the MINI Beachcomber Concept is part of the MINI line is obvious given its all-wheel-drive concept and open-air characteristic. However, it continues to have its own appeal as it continues to put attention on giving full driving pleasure while not being afraid to create new ideas that set the tone for the new models of the MINI line.

It is clear that the vision for this car is to do away with the usual standards but at the same time take that needed step for the future of mobility. The character and unique style of this vehicle can be traced back to the brand’s history.

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