Are you the type who loves traveling and exploring? Or are you one of those people who go on out of town trips spontaneously? If you are, we think this is the perfect car for you. Photos of the new MINI Countryman have been circulating around the net, and it is looking cooler than ever.
The British automaker says that this model is about the spirit of discovery. And we totally agree with them. MINI Countryman fits five passengers, it has a huge trunk capacity, an optional all wheel drive system, and now, it adds comfort and a more homey vibe to its passengers with its convertible roof tent.
Mini collaborated with Autohome to come up with this genius idea. Autohome is an Italian company that has been around for over 50 years, with a specialization in roof tents for automobiles. The inspiration of the design comes from both Mini’s product portfolio, combined with Autohome’s signature design.
Customers can order this roof tent directly from Mini dealerships. So far, it is only compatible with the new Countryman and are available in two colours, white and black. There are only two colours available as these shades complement the contrasting colours of the outside mirror caps and the roof of the crossover.
When the tent is not in use, it is compact just like a conventional transport box, and is aerodynamically designed and for lower fuel consumption. Instead of putting it over your roof rails like surfboards, the tent is actually installed on the crossover’s standard roof rails for extra security. When being used, the tent will automatically raise when the safety clasps are released (two at the front, and one at the back), thanks to the four gas pressure springs. It’s that simple, no need for extra tools.
The waterproof tent measures over 3 feet (94 centimeters) high. Not only will this protect you from the rain and the heat as it also reduces noise due to its high-quality fabric that offers “optimum ventilation and insulating properties”. The four outer walls are all made of this special fabric. Inside, the tent comes with complete battery operated LED interior light and a high-density mattress with cotton cover for added comfort.
To make you feel more secure, there are two windows with zips, mosquito nets, and two doors instead of one. There are also luggage nets and pockets where you can keep your personal items safe. Of course, the tent comes with a solid aluminum ladder so you can easily climb up to your “home”.
So if you enjoy camping, you and your friends can get yourselves a Countryman with a roof tent and you’re all set to embark on your next adventure.