Munich – Automotive brand Mini is challenging conventional car design with its new Vision Urbanaut concept.
The fully electric vehicle features an expansive interior with moveable elements that help create three different configurations or ‘moments’. While taking the car format as its base, the vehicle doubles as a living room-style space, with the three moments offering a different mood and setting. Drivers can switch between the configurations, dubbed Chill, Wanderlust and Vibe, by placing a disc-shaped device – the Mini token – into one of three slots built into the car.
When the car isn’t being driven, the dashboard can be lowered to create a daybed area, while a textile-covered archway at the back of the vehicle extends to create a ‘cosy corner’. In the Chill configuration, a sofa-like area is lit up by an LED-powered forest canopy design. For the Vibe design, the vehicle becomes more of an interactive space featuring music and visuals for a club-style atmosphere.
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