Seemingly a rolling contradiction in terms, the upcoming MINI
SUV model, previously (but probably not officially
) known as the Crossman, has been seen out in the wild again. Like before
, the little SUV wears very little clothing, leaving almost all of its altered-bits out in the open. After looking at the previous set of spy shots
and the newest one here
, we just can't see the not-a-Crossman doing any off-roading. Soft-roading... maybe, but we honestly think this is a vehicle that will never see anything worse than bad weather.
Naming and classification reservations aside, MINI may not have much trouble moving curb-busting Coopers off of dealers
' lots, as many enthusiasts will likely be drawn to the availability of all-wheel drive on a MINI for the first time. Not only that, this vehicle could be one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles on the market in the U.S., save for hte Suzuki
SX-5, and there's something to be said for that.