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More R55 Spyshots

It looks like Autoexpress back with more MINI news based on some spy shots first run by Worldcarfans.com. While there’s nothing new to see that we didn’t get a look at last week and with previous spyshots, there is one bit of info that seems relatively new. Apparently MINI is planning on having some sort of “Traveler” concept ready for the British Autoshow in July. That would fit well with what we had heard last year that MINI was planning on having a larger presence then usual at the show.

You can read the article below:

[ Traveler's Taking Shape ] Autoexpress

Written By: Gabe

  • http://www.northamericanmotoring.com Dave

    Chris looks the same as the last time we saw him.

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabe

    Yeah – Chris really gets around doesn’t he?

  • http://www.toddsmods.com/metroplex.html dickdavid : click here for MM.org badges

    I get more and more excited about the R55 with every new post. I really can’t wait to see the final production model.

  • indimini

    The article claims that there’s room for five passengers! Is that really possible?

  • Chris

    Hi, guys! Thanks for the love.

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    Wow. You let me keep my link above. I though for sure I was moderated out.

    Just trying to keep Todd’s GP fund rolling in. :-P

    Anybody from TX needing a TX magnetic badge?

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabe

    I’ll also plug it in my next badge post as well :)

  • alpinamike

    Chris… they name them like hurricanes -alpinamike

  • petsounds

    This car doesn’t really excite me. And it should; I’m a big fan of sport wagons. Granted, it’s got a bunch of junk all over it, but the basic shape just doesn’t seem elegant to me. It’s like they took two different cars and tried to merge them. Awkward is the best word to describe what I think of the Traveller so far.

  • saakey

    just offer it with an optional all-wheel-drive (then I’d be all over it) to compete with the Forester or Outback and they’d really have a winner!

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid
    just offer it with an optional all-wheel-drive (then I’d be all over it) to compete with the Forester or Outback and they’d really have a winner!

    All-Wheel-Drive would be awesome, but I have to say, my MINI handles much better than my wife’s Forester. I the competition would be more size related.

  • http://www.scmm.com/board Jim

    Hmm, British Car Show in July–do you think we might see something in August in Monterey?

  • Billy

    I’m so bored with people wondering if there will be a suicide door on one or both sides of the R55. It’s plain to me at least, that the black tape on the sides is just to throw people off. There is NO way that a door can be put in the middle of a pane of glass! If it were to have suicide rear doors they would have to be like the RX-8 where the doors actually meet! Otherwise it would be Front door ->6inch piece of glass ->Rear door – it just wont work folks!


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