Mini unveils bold Urbanaut concept to showcase how spacious a small car can be

Mini unveils bold Urbanaut concept to showcase how spacious a small car can be

The MIni Vision Urbanaut is an autonomous electric model that offers a range of ‘Mini moments’

Mini has unveiled a bold concept known as the Vision Urbanaut that aims to showcase how spacious the brand’s cars can be. 

The British brand says the concept was designed from the inside out, and shows maximum levels of spacious for a compact car. At 4.46m-long, it’s only slightly longer than a standard hatchback like the Ford Focus. 

It’s powered by an undisclosed battery pack and electric motor and features autonomous driving capability, but its main focus is on space. Mini says that as well as being a car, it ca

The four-seat model features swivelling seats, while when stationary the dashboard can transform into a daybed, while the windscreen can be opened up to make what Mini calls a ‘balcony’.

Fragrances, ambient lighting, music and more can all be changed by configuring the ‘Mini Token’. Sustainable materials are also used throughout the open-plan design.

Outside, the Urbanaut showcases a bold new look front grille, while lighting hides behind the panels, and adapts depending on what ‘Mini moment’ is selected.

There are no plans to put the Urbanaut into production, though it could help to shape future models as well as influence a new MPV model that could arrive towards the end of this decade.

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