Concept cars evolve for production but with Mini Electric Concept –complete with its minimalist design, blanked-off grille and yellow highlights – the firm is clearly signalling a distinctive and dynamic new look for what will eventually be a whole family of battery-powered Minis.
Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Group design chief, says the concept has a clean, contemporary and precise look that makes it quintessentially Mini, “while at the same time it conveys a whole new take on the concept of sportiness.” Striking accents, like the Union flag LED rear lights, and vivid contrasts add a distinctive Mini twist.
There are no technical details as yet, only the promise of an “enthralling drive” in the agile Mini tradition. Mini says it will come with a precision-tuned suspension and be quick off the mark on both city streets and country roads. It will, says the firm, be “great fun while also being completely suitable for everyday use.”