Mini SUV to be based on the 1-Series
Mini will build its future four door SAV on a borrowed platform from the BMW 1-Series. Reason? To reduce cost! According to Motoring File, MINI will base the new off-roader on both the Clubman and the new 1 series based BMW X1 SUV while also including some unique drivetrain components for MINI’s first factory all-wheel drive system.
The recently spy shots of raised Clubman features five lug wheels straight off of the current BMW 1 Series. The new SUV will contain mostly Clubman components under the skin with a new, more agressive outer skin.
The wheelbase will be lengthened and the rear overhang will be slightly larger for more boot space.