Update – we’ve confirmed that this not our first look at the Spacebox MPV but instead our first view of what appears to be the 2015 Clubman.
The new Clubman will be lengthened and widened to Countryman proportions. This will allow for 2+3 style seating with easy access via two forward hinged rear doors. Exterior and interior details will be very similar to the soon to be released F56 albeit tweaked and stretch.
Based on the UKL platform, the F54 will carryover all drivetrains from the F56 with the likely addition of all wheel drive. Unlike the Countryman it will not be marketed as a crossover but a wagon-like vehicle that maximizes interior space while providing dynamics you’d expect in a MINI.
Design has been signed off and MINI is now in the prototype and manufacturing assessment phase. This should mean a debut date of late 2015 or about a year after the five door MINI (detailed earlier today) is released.