2009 Frankfurt: Mini gets a haircut with new concept
Add it all up, and we have the long rumoured Mini Coupé Concept.
As if the Mini wasn’t a minimalist ride to begin with, the Coupé does away with rear seats, and a good chunk of whatever little rear cargo space it had from its squarish rear end.
From the waist down, it’s basically a Mini Convertible. But the Coupé gets a more inclined windshield, almost-flat back hatch, curvier roof and a more pronounced C-pillar.
The concept gets the top-line John Cooper Works mill—1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged four, with 211 hp and up to 206 lb-ft. But expect the full range available when it goes on sale. Maybe Spring 2011.
Looking at this latest Mini, I’m channeling early-nineties Honda CR-X.
But what do you think of the latest in Mini’s growing model lineup?
Does the non-Mini chop job to its roof work?[Source: Mini]