Every day I come across a mountain of concept cars: there are those in “quasi production” format and those completely abstract, equally important because they inspire new solutions.
La Mini Vision Urbanaut it definitely falls towards the end of the ladder of fantasy. Basically the only thing you can relate to a Mini is the fact that the wheels are right on the corners. Ok, even the expressive headlights and a little grille have hints of the Mini brand cars, but otherwise I would say nothing more.
It's a car, but it looks more like a tiny camper
The presence of a single side sliding door and the interior fittings that I can only define as “lounge” follow the perspective of future trends.
Which? Those of transforming vehicles into "places that move".
Imagine a future where you will be accommodated in comfortable interiors, surrounded by soft finishes, relaxing while being transported wherever you want.
Rotating the front seat (which requires the windshield to be lifted) makes me wonder if this is really urban mobility or a rental solution in city centers. It looks like a small apartment on wheels.
A tiny car
Small is beautiful, it seems: after the concept of self-sufficient mini house proposed by IKEA, the Mini concept. It is an exercise in style on the wise use of small spaces. Maybe that's why Mini, which developed the concept in-house, doesn't say much about the type of vehicle.
But he says enough, which is also what I expect. He says the future of mobility is electric. That the future of mobility is autonomous. And he says, above all, that the future of mobility is "habitable".