Thursday, January 21, 2010
New MINI Countryman Crossover: First Official Photos Leak Online
According to MINI's website, we weren't suppose to see the British firm's new crossover model before February 7, but the first photos of the five-door model have found their way onto the internet. Likely to be named either Countryman or Crossman, it will be first MINI to get an optional all-wheel-drive system, four doors, four full-size seats and measure approximately four meters in length.
Not surprisingly, the production model looks almost identical to the Beachcomber concept that premiered in Detroit - sans the fact that it comes equipped with doors and a rooftop.
The crossover's interior styling is typical MINI with the usual dashboard layout that employs a gargantuan-sized speedo on the center console. We assume that this model will be more practical that other MINIs.
The logos on the car reveal that it's a Cooper S model equipped with the automaker's new ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
Expect to see an official release and more photos coming out shortly.