MINI has unveiled the new Electric Concept car, set to make its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The electric car will hit the markets in 2019.
The design of the MINI Electric Concept will appeal to the urban users, and it provides a preview of how a pure-electric day-to-day car might look in the coming years.
The Electric Concept looks like a futuristic MINI Cooper. The front fascia of the electric car features a unique grille with yellow accent bar with an E badge, LED headlights and sporty bumper with simulated air intakes.
The MINI Electric Concept looks sporty with the flush-mounted door handles and fibreglass side skirts. The rear end of the concept car is on the traditional side. It features roof-mounted spoiler and fibreglass diffuser.
The rear of the Electric Concept also features MINI's British design elements with bespoke LED tail lights and Union Jack accents. The car is equipped with 19-inch wheels with aerodynamic inlays created using a 3D printer.
The MINI Electric Concept is propelled by an electric powertrain which utilises a powerful motor. MINI is yet to reveal the technical specifications but claims that the concept is responsive and delivers a go-kart feeling.
The MINI Electric Concept looks nearly a production version, and it will not be a surprise if the automaker launches an electric vehicle in 2019. Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger said, "The MINI Electric Concept offers a thrilling preview of the all-electric production vehicle. MINI and electrification make a perfect match."
MINI is all set to debut the new Electric Concept after almost ten years since it launched the MINI E electric vehicle. The concept design previews the future of electric vehicles from the stable of BMW Group. Further details about the MINI electric car will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.