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Leaked: MINI Countryman Official Photos Slip Out Ahead of Debut

Countryman crossover expected to officially bow at Geneva Auto Show in March

 |  Jan 19 2010, 12:52 PM

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Ahead of its expected debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, these photos of MINI’s first crossover have leaked onto the net. With an undeniable MINI look, the photos also show the ALL4 badge, indicating MINI’s new AWD system – a first for the brand.

Show in concept form at the Paris Auto Show in 2008, MINI recently displayed the Beachcomber Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which used the same platform as the Countryman and gave a real look at the production model’s size.

MINI has promised sporty driving dynamics as well as comfortable seating for four. As for the interior, the latest MINI model keeps true to the MINI roots with centrally-mounted speedometer and plenty of toggle switches. Along with the Countryman, MINI has announced that the Coupe and Convertible concepts will see production in the near future.

We expect MINI to announce official details in the coming weeks and we’ll be sure to bring you full coverage from the Geneva Auto Show starting March 2nd.

GALLERY: MINI Countryman

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[Source: WorldCarFans]

See after the jump for a typically strange teaser video

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  • Capt. Merkin

    …going the way of the Ford Thunderbird. Nice sporty ride…then came the “updates”. Give me the first and second generation Mini. Poo on the new styling.