Mini will unveil a three-door version of the Countryman crossover for 2012. It will target models like the Range Rover Evoque and will be inspired by Mini’s concept car that debuted in 2005. The Canyon will also inspire a production version of the Beachcomber that will feature a stripped-out interior and removable roof panels.
The 2012 Canyon will be built on a shortened version of the Countryman’s chassis giving it two doors and a striking exterior design which features a sporty coupé-like roofline. The next Canyon will feature a dramatic roofline and two-seat interior. Also on the interior the car will feature all the latest technologies, leather and Alcantara, placing the Canyon above the Mini Countryman in the line-up.
The next crossover will be powered by a 208bhp 1.6-liter turbo engine from the JCW car. A 201bhp 2.0-liter diesel from BMW’s
X1 is also likely to be offered. Canyon will feature a new ALL4 four-wheel-drive system as standard.