Official production car pictures leak on to the internet
19 January 2010

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.

See the leaked Mini Countryman images

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.

The Countryman will be the first of the BMW-generation Minis to be built outside of the UK. Instead of being made at Cowley, the Countryman will be manufactured by Magna at its Graz plant in Austria.

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19 January 2010

Looks awful, but then again I'm not their target audience (income a bit too low, too obsessed with getting practicality for my money and I don't own ray bahns (spelling?)). On the otherhand do you reckon they'll accept my wife part-ex for the rather nice lady in the first photo?

19 January 2010

Oh dear oh dear ...

It's sour-faced and ungainly - please don't use the MINI name for this mongrel - please call it a MAXI or Allegrow (play on words there - not a spelling mistake ;o) )

19 January 2010

It doesn't look remotely like a MINI. They should've kept it closer to the concept.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

19 January 2010

Truly hideous. I'm sure they'll sell ship loads.

19 January 2010

Nurse! The screens!


19 January 2010

It would look a lot better if they ditched the pram wheels and got a set of alloys on it.

19 January 2010

i quite like the look of this! quite fit and sporty! no not the Mini the women! the car is pants

19 January 2010

I have to agree with others, I much prefer the esthetics of the model to the right of the car.

19 January 2010

Looks ok. Like the extra practicality of it and the 4wd, but not the best pics. In white and black wheels just looks like somones stolen all the hubcaps or the drivers had to replace a 4 tyre blowout.Only test drove the last Mini and found it really claustraphobic inside.This kinda looks the same.Whoever chose the colour and trim on that car isn't doing it any favours at all.

19 January 2010

Not sure the point of this car, is there really a market for B-Segment 'Supermini SUVs'?

The Yaris based Urban Cruiser hasn't exactly been a success has it?

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