The always excellent, and always knowledgeable, site MotoringFile have got wind of a new concept car being developed for the MINI brand. Stripped-out, open-topped, sporting a rugged design and tbe new MINI AWD system it looks destined to be a modern interpretation of the classic Moke.
Designed by MINI creator Sir Alec Issigonis, the Moke debuted in 1964. Envisaged as a light military vehicle, it’s lack of ground clearance meant it never found favour with the armed forces. Undaunted, the immortal Sir Alec repackaged it as a leisure vehicle. Quickly finding it’s niche as a ‘beach buggy’, the Moke stayed in production until 1993. In all, over 500,000 Mokes rolled off production lines in the UK, Portugal and Australia.
You can read the MotoringFile report here.