Mini Beachcomber Concept Deemed too Dangerous to Build

Any plans that Mini had to put the Beachcomber concept into production have died due to stringent crash legislation. The Beachcomber concept was originally unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Mini reportedly wanted to put it into production, but it would have needed extra side brace bars to pass safety tests, which would have ruined its styling.

The Beachcomber concept was a preview of the recently released Countryman crossover. It was inspired by the 1964 Mini Moke.

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