The novel idea is the product of a marketing campaign for the launch of the Mini Clubman in the region.
Here in Europe, we are a demanding bunch when it comes to Taxis, anything less than a premium level model such as a BMW and Mercedes is considered an insult – but can you blame us when the meter starts at roughly 8 euros/12 USD (Finland based) the moment we step into the car.
Could it now be that the this trend is making its way over to Beijing? Rickshaws (or rickshas) are a common form of transportation in the Olympic city and usually comprises of a cabin made from wood decorated with a little Chinese flare. But as you can see above, the Germans must be looking lower down in the automotive sector by using the back end of a Mini Clubman for the users cabin.
Ok, so this assumption has probably been dreamed up in coo-coo land, in actual fact the novel idea is the product of a marketing campaign for the launch of the Mini Clubman in the region.