The somewhat, sometimes reliable UK magazine AutoExpress, captures the headlines today in the MINI world with the announcement of future variants of the recently unveiled MINI Countryman. One of them, a seven-seater, that in our opinion, is not more than a speculation.
Rumored to carry the name “Plus”, the seven-seater Countryman plans to take away some customers from the Nissan Qashqai+2, as well as more traditional people carriers such as the VW Touran.
According to AutoExpress quoting Dr Wolfgang Armbrecht, global head of MINI brand management, the Countryman could definitely be made even bigger. “We could take the wheelbase from 2.60m to around 2.70m,” he said.
With 10 centimeters increase in length, the wheelbase and bodystyle seem insufficient to hold a third-row, hence our suspicions around these news.
Other MINI variants include the MINI Moke, based on the Beachcomber revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.
Until more solid information come to life, we will throw this in our rumor bank.