Worldcarfans today is re-running much of the same information that has reported recently around the web (and at MF) on the upcoming MINI soft-roader/SUV. Unfortunately the title of their article is fairly disingenuous in stating that they actually have spy photos of the new vehicle when they simply have a (very) rough artist’s rendering of what it may look like.

WCF is reporting that the new model (possibly code-named the R58) may be based on the upcoming R55 Clubman. While we’ve also heard that rumor (and reported it previously), we’ve also heard that the upcoming Moke (as it’ll most likely be called) may actually be based on the smal BMW 1 Series SAV currently in development. Either way we can expect production to either be based at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg South Carolina or Magna Steyr in Austria.

What the article does have that’s new are a couple clean shots of an almost undisguised 2008 MINI Clubman. Those are worth the click alone.

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