Report: MINI Planning Two Door Countryman

Report: MINI Planning Two Door Countryman

MINI is apparently starting work on a two-door variation of the Countryman SUV, with a vehicle that would be similar in concept to the just announced Range Rover Evoque.

BMW managers have reportedly been inspired by the success of the BMW X6, and have faith that the desire for a couple-like crossover is strong in various demographics. With the Countryman facing competition from the Nissan Juke and upcoming offerings from Ford, the small, premium 4-door crossover segment could give way to a 2-door category as well. A suicide door with 4 doors may also be used for practicality reasons, but company insiders appear to be pushing for only 2 doors.

While the Countryman Coupe hasn’t been greenlight, the car is expected to arrive in 2013.

[Source: Autocar]

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