Alternatively referred to as the Spacebox (likely an internal nickname) or the Traveller (as the above-pictured concept that previewed the Clubman was called), the idea is all about adaptability. Rear-hinged suicide doors would flank both sides, while the rear cargo area would be accessed via 60/40 split doors for added versatility. The shape would also likely push the cabin higher and more forward for something closer to a one-box shape that could share its underpinnings and more with BMW's upcoming 1 Series "activity vehicle."
Word has it that a concept car is being prepared for unveiling in the near future. Of course, all this could amount to just a rumor, but given Mini's relentless march of model variants, we'd hardly be surprised to see this one coming to fruition.