Thanks to US regulations governing rear seat width, MINI will be forced to exclude the rear bench seat option for the US market. In its place will be two individual seats (somewhat replicating the front seats as we saw in the Beachcomber concept) that move fore and aft up to 13 inches. The upside is that this gives the MINI crossover one of the most comfortable seat seating layouts on the market. It also standardizes the center rail which we think will be one of the best attributes of the MINI crossover interior. The downside of course is, if you’re in the US market, your limited to a seating capacity of only four.

Of course there is always the hatch.