The Mini Concept Aceman will debut on July 27, according to a new teaser. The short video on Instagram offers an overview of the vehicle.
The teaser video doesn’t show much. The most important aspect is the taillight pixel display which is able to change what they display. There’s also a preview of what the grille could be with a similar ability to show images using the array of lights.
Other quick cuts in the video show a mirror on a blue rod and with a green outline. There are also abstract designs in blue, green and pink somewhere on the vehicle.
It’s possible the Aceman will be the electric crossover for a teaser in June. This model carries Mini’s new design language that the company calls Charismatic Simplicity. The vehicle is supposed to be presented at the end of July, so the timing matches.
Neither teaser offers a very clear preview of the model. The previous preview appears to show a vehicle with more angular styling than existing or previous Mini models.
Mini says the goal behind the Charismatic Simplicity design language is to give its new vehicles individual character for everyone’s appearance. The automaker’s other goal for these future products is to use more sustainable materials in their production. This includes not using animal-derived leather and ditching chrome hardware.
Inside, future Minis will put a touchscreen inside the brand’s round, central instrument cluster. There will always be physical controls below this screen.
There are no powertrain details yet, but the new electric Minis ride on a platform specifically designed for electric vehicles.
A three-door electric hatchback Mini is expected to debut in late 2022 or 2023. It would be available with two batteries. A 40 kilowatt-hour pack will provide approximately 185 miles (297 kilometers) of driving. A version with 50 kilowatt hours will push that distance to around 250 miles (402 kilometers).