Oxford, England – Mini will debut a new concept, the Rocketman, at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The vehicle harks back to the classic Mini with its exterior dimensions, while its technology points to the future of automotive design, the company said.
The Rocketman has three-plus-one seating with a length of just over three metres. It uses a carbon “space frame” construction, its surface structure visible at the front, around the doors and in the interior, allowing the integration of a drive system that has an average fuel consumption of just 3.0 L/100 km. The lightweight seats can be arranged in a variety of different position, while the wide-opening doors have double-hinge joints and integrated sills.
The two-part tailgate consists of one section attached to the roof, and a lower section that extends out of the body like a drawer. The central control unit can be taken out of the car and configured on a computer to update navigation destinations, add music playlists or include contacts for mobile communications.