(Updated) The Next MINI? More Images Surface of Supposed MINI Design Mock-up

Update – it’s a fake! We’ve uncovered the truth after some further investigation.

A second much more telling image has surfaced from several publications purporting to be an early version of the next generation MINI. If indeed real, we originally thought this could be an early version of the cross-over. However looking at the new image it’s clear that what we have here is potentially much more interesting. The image above shows what looks to be a slightly sleeker more aggressive looking two door hatch-back. While the design looks early this could very well be a good look at the next MINI due out in 2012 or 2013. Or it could be a magazine’s attempt at fleeting fame. Time will tell.

As always look for more in the coming days and weeks ahead…

Photoshop of MINI Crossover Exterior from Automobile.fr