A few weeks ago we broke the news on MINI’s proposed three door variant of the Countryman (then last week the rest of the automotive world picked up on it). The car would use a shortened Countryman platform but shorter for less weight and greater performance. Yet the all wheel drive and the semi off-road ability will be maintained (as will the higher ride height).

The proposal goes that if the MINI can spawn a Coupe Can the MINI Countryman propose a smaller 3dr activity Concept. While the car is far from an official go, However while we’re at least two years away from seeing the car (if it comes at all) Auto Express has given us an excellent preview in the way of an unofficial rendering by the magazine’s art department.