Mini has revealed three camping-themed concepts designed to equip its range of lifestyle vehicles for overnight outdoor adventures.
The trio features traditional Mini design cues and was developed around the “maximum touring pleasure with minimal footprint” philosophy, embracing the principle of creative space utilisation on which the brand was founded.
Mini Clubvan Camper
Billed as the world’s smallest luxury camper van, the Clubvan Camper boasts a spacious sleeping berth for one and an extendable kitchenette with propane stove and chest fridge.
Solid side windows enhance privacy, while a small glass panel on the roof can be opened for ventilation or for stargazing on clear nights.
Other exclusive Clubvan Camper items include a Navigation Portable XL sat-nav, on-board television, auxiliary heater and an integrated hand-held shower with a water tank housed beneath the load floor.
Named after the historic factory that is home to much of the current Mini range, the Cowley caravan aims to give owners the ability to stop and stay anywhere in safety and comfort.
The teardrop-shaped trailer comes equipped with two sleeping berths, a twin-burner gas stove, water tank with pump and sink, and a solar module for charging the on-board battery intended to power the fridge, TV/DVD and audio equipment.
Weighing under 300kg and measuring 120mm wider than a Countryman, Mini says the Cowley camper does not diminish the brand’s famous traits of manoeuvrability and driving fun.
Mini Countryman All4 Camp
Designed for those spontaneous beach or festival trips, the Countryman All4 Camp provides rooftop accommodation in any environment.
Also compatible with the Mini hatch and Clubman, the upper half of the tent folds out of its storage box to create comfortable sleeping quarters for two.
When morning comes, the tent can be quickly folded away into its box, while a specially designed bicycle rack at the rear allows owners to head places where their Mini can’t.
Mini says the trio was created to showcase the depth of the Mini range and the skill of its design and engineering teams, but says it has no plans to offer them as production vehicles at this stage.