The MINI crossover code-named R60 and often referred to (internally) as the Colorado get a bit of an expose this month at Car Magazine. According to Car the all-wheel drive system was designed by Getrag, the company some MF readers may remember had produced an AWD R53 test vehicle as a prototype a few years back.
While other details are fairly scarce in the article, it does produce the best R60 rendering to day. While we don’t expect it to like exactly like what you see above, we fully expect to see the final version to look strikingly similar.
As we’ve reported previously, the R60 will have four real doors (plus the boot) and components both shared with the Clubman and the new BMW X1 small crossover. production will start in the fall of 2010 and the car will go on sale in most of the world shortly afterwards as a 2011 model. As widely reported here and elsewhere, the R60 will be built in Graz Austria by Magna Steyr.
Expect new colors, new options at least one new engine within the R60 range.