Welcome Googler! You are here because you are looking for information about the MINI Cooper R60. This post is fairly old and we have since seen what this automobile actually looks like.
I have updated my thoughts on the R60 here if you care to read it, and everything anyone knows about the new MINI Crossover can be found at MotoringFile, including high resolution images and full specifications.
This is a re-post from the comments at Motoringfile . It’s something that has been bothering me for while, so I’m going to post it here as well.
I really don’t understand how many of you are totally caught up in and/or pissed off about a MINI SUV. Besides the few comments in this post and a few others, I currently have several emails that are of the hateful variety in my inbox.
This is a vehicle that nobody has seen (AWD Clubman test mule spy shots don’t count) and the only thing we know about it, for sure, is that it will be AWD and based to an extent on the Clubman and 1 Series.
The Clubman. A car that is 9″ longer than the R56
A car that gets the same MPG as it’s R56 brethren.
A car that, still, barely has room in the backseat for 2 full sized passengers.
Quite a number of you are acting like it’s the end of the world because MINI will be building a replacement for the Ford Excursion. When, in reality, this will be a car that, I can only imagine, will be quite a bit smaller than a RAV4 or CRV and still get over 25mpg. I also think it’s going to be only slightly larger than a Clubman. Larger to accommodate 4 real doors, seating for 4, possibly 5, and a bit more boot space than the Clubman has now with the seats up. To me, this sounds like the makings of a nice sized wagon, not an SUV.
But, I too am only speculating. I don’t have wild dreams of gas guzzling MINIs terrorizing the city-side. Instead, I’ve gleaned the information right from Motoringfile. Check out this post and this one for the most comprehensive information we have to date.
Maybe before everyone gets all riled up because in a press release somewhere MINI used the term SUV, we should not worry about it until we see what the car will really look like or get some honest-to-goodness specifications about the car.
And, don’t worry. If it’s a fire-breathing, gas-guzzling Suburban killer, all of you haters can line up behind me.