A couple of months ago we told you about MINI potentially building a three door Countryman variant. Then some of the major press picked up the details of the project. This week even more picked up the story and ran with a few new details from the always quotable Scott26.

Specifically Autocar is running a story this week that goes into many of the details we’ve previously told you about. However they talk about the new three door Countryman variant as being similar to the X6 in principle but having either two suicide doors or no extra doors at all. The two door hatch layout would be ideal for an updated WRC car due to the rigidity it would add. However given that the next generation Clubman will have two suicide doors (yes two) the engineering needed for the crossover coupe would be already done.

We’ll have much more on the Countryman Coupé, MINI’s new city car and the next generation Clubman soon.