These are the first pictures of the Mini Countryman, which have leaked out just hours after the company began the build up to the car's launch with a teaser video.
Well-placed sources have confirmed the images are genuine, although Mini has yet to officially confirm the veracity of the pictures.
The exterior photos show a Cooper S version of the Countryman carrying an 'All4' four-wheel-drive badge. Although it rides lower than the Beachcomber concept, this is thought to be largely because it is sitting on smaller tyres.
Inside, the layout remains faithful to the new Mini, including the oversized speedo and toggle switches.
The first official images of the car had been scheduled to be released next month, before it was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March. The Mini Countryman goes on sale this September from around £17,000.
The new model is a shade over four metres long and shifts Mini into more family-orientated territory.