MINI Crossover Concept to Star at Auto Shanghai 2009

The 2010 MINI Crossover Concept, which was displayed for the first time at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, will be showcased for the first time in Asia at the Auto Shanghai 2009, along with a couple of other models, including the new MINI Convertible and MINI E.

For those of you who haven't seen the MINI Crossover Concept, it is a four-meter long vehicle with four wheel drive, four doors and four single seats that provide a wide array of innovative functions.

The car measures 1,830 millimeters/72.0" in width as well as 1,598 millimeters/62.9" in height and has a wheelbase of 2,606 millimeters/102.6" which enhances the crossover-like stance it provides.

As previously mentioned, it houses four separate seats, thus providing additional storage capacity and lounge-like legroom in the rear compartment. The round Center Display mounted in the middle of the dashboard provides access to a large number of functions, including telecommunication and navigation information.

A so-called MINI Center Globe brings even more control to both the driver and the right passenger as it relies on a touch-sensitive surface, a trackball on the steering wheel, buttons and slide controls in the lower section as well as on a keyboard on the passenger side to access certain multimedia functions with ease. Furthermore, it is connected to a starter system for the engine, thus enabling the driver to turn on the engine using a start/stop unit codenamed Keyball.

"The innovative character of the new car comprises its body design as well as the drivetrain, the interior and the control concept. Indeed, offering options and versatility of this kind, the MINI Crossover Concept opens up new dimensions in mobility also beyond urban life," MINI said in a statement for the press.
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