With the new equipment option “Scissor Doors”, the British brand is now making it easier for customers to squeeze their MINI into even the tightest of parking spaces.
The British car known as MINI has some new equipment in store for its lovers and aficionados. This option is termed Scissor Doors and it allows the drivers to park the vehicle in even the most congested of spots in the car lot.
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In the beginning this option was only available in MINI 3 Door, MINI Paceman and the new MINI Convertible. However, now it will also be found in the MINI 5 Door, the 6-Door MINI Clubman and the MINI Countryman.
These Scissor Doors are built around the design concept of two wing doors that simultaneously open in a vertical manner. This virtually ends all parking problems in a jiffy.
No longer will the drivers have to search high and low for nooks, crannies and crevices to lodge their MINI cars into.
They can park anywhere they want and the cars will take up so little extra space that the very thought of it sends the mind into paroxysms of delight. In case of multi-story car parking lots, this remains an ideally planned car. It will fit in like nothing else.
Now this is what may be termed the shrewd usage of space. The basic things which comes in handy are the electrohydraulically activated wing doors.
They are the new kids on the block that the car seems to have included in its family of vital components. The space required width-wise will be reduced by 30% thanks to this scheme of things.
Convenience of exit and entry for drivers and passengers will be a cinch from now onwards. An engineer’s eye view tells us that these Scissor Doors are a comfortable addition to the MINI’s technology.
Similar future technologies will feature the most reliable and efficient facilities that lend a modicum of form and function to the basic vehicular design.
These Scissor Doors can be opened and closed via a remote control device which easily fits into the palm of your hand.
The MINI also has a Comfort Access and thus the doors can be handled through a panel of buttons on the sides in a manual manner. In future times, the MINI could have its doors accessed from the feather-touch buttons of a smartphone.
Could things get any better?
Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! The doors have impact-resistant features and can open in the blink of an eye upon the occurrence of any mishap. This is so that first aid can reach any critically injured passengers in the nick of time.
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“In order to achieve maximum safety, the wing doors not only feature highly rigid side impact protection elements,” says Malph Rahler, Head of MINI Production Innovations, “but also a pyrotechnical emergency opening system known as ‘Pyrotechnic Emergency Exit’, or PEE for short.”