We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the 2014 Mini Cooper, and we’ve even seen leaked imaged. Heck, we even had Mini officials complaining that leaked images didn’t represent the newly redesigned models properly. Well, Mini is now starting the flow of next-gen information by releasing a very in-depth presser that outlines the chassis, engine and safety updates to the soon-to-be-revealed models.
This press release, which dropped late last night, confirms that the new Mini models will feature three- and four-cylinder powerplants, ranging from a petite 1.5-liter, three-banger up to a 2.0-liter, four-pot that nearly reaches the 200-horsepower mark. Along with these new engines will comes an all-new driveline that will help deliver increase fuel economy across the range.
The chassis will also get some nice refinements that will offer up precision handling and a comfortable ride all at the same time.
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Mini will unveil the Crossman SUV in 2009, but a first preview will be made in October at the Paris Motor Show where the company will bring the future 4x4 in a concept version.
The difference between Crossman and a regular Cooper is that the crossover will be 8 cm higher and will have a length of more than 4 meters. The technical platform will be the same used on the rest on the MINIs, the only difference being the addition of a 4WD system.
Crossman will be built by Magna with a capacity of 80,000 units per year.