Last week, for the first time, we spoke about MINI SpaceBox, a car which some named it as the “flexible twin to the MINI X.”
Thanks again to Scott27, we have some new information regarding the SpaceBox, which we hope it will answer some of your questions. The term SpaceBox is derived from the feeling of “Space” inside the Concept meaning excellent visibility and with the option of a full or partial panoramic roof.
MINI SpaceBox will be the only five door MINI, but don’t confuse it with the first MINI Crossoverthat will be launched as well. The MINI SpaceBox is targeting families who are not looking for an AWD vehicle, but would still like the space and MINI performance.
BMW/MINi has tested the four wheel drive MINI X Concept with consumer groups and found that although seen as a viable option, the MINI X would not be enough for some who crave a MINI with room for a family and extra utility.
The concept for MINI SpaceBox begins from a four-sided shape and inside there is practical space , therefore emitting a lot of light into this space.
As Scott points out also, the MINI SpaceBox might to its fans what the Progressive Activity Sedan is for the BMW crowd, an unique, dynamic, spacious but still powerful vehicle.
Will it be well perceived by the MINI fans? Time will tell, but if it looks anything like the rendering above, BMW might have a winner.
Thanks again Scott![Source: GCZ Photo Credit Autocar UK]