Mini is unveiling its new 94mpg Rocketman concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The company says the car harks back to the classic Mini in terms of its exterior dimensions, while its technology points to the future of automotive design.

The concept is a 3+1-seater with three doors and a length of just over three metres.

It uses a carbon spaceframe construction to cut weight with wide-opening doors with double-hinge joints and integrated sills.

The lightweight seats are contoured and can be arranged to allow owners to choose between maximum driving fun two-up, a comfortable amount of room for three occupants, or using four seats.

The capacity of the luggage compartment can be adapted to passenger requirements just as flexibly. The two-part tailgate consists of one section which is attached to the roof and opens extremely high, and a lower section which extends out of the body in the form of a drawer.

The central control unit can be taken out of the car and configured on a computer before the journey begins to update navigation destinations, the music playlist or contact details for mobile communications.

The roof of the Mini Rocketman Concept also puts on an extraordinary light show. The full-surface glass roof is segmented by illuminated braces to recreate the look of Britain’s Union Jack flag.

When not illuminated, the longitudinal, horizontal and diagonal braces glow a bright Porcelain White.