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Spied: Mini Crossman dashing through the snow!

Mini's off-roader?

by on Jan.29, 2009

Mini’s new high-riding, all wheel drive Crossman has been spotted undergoing harsh winter testing and we have a great look at the new Cooper, psychedelic camo and all!

Spied: Mini Crossman

Spied: Mini Crossman

The Mini Crossman, previously referred to internally as the “Colorado,” will bring the brand firmly into new territory. What will likely be called the R58 within BMW from here on out, the Crossman is obviously riding higher than current Mini models, and have All Wheel Drive, making it a potential choice for off-roaders.

This new vehicle will also mark the first time a Mini is assembled outside the U.K. Austrian manufacturer Magna Steyr will build the car for Mini, which is rapidly running out of space at their current facilities. The Mini Crossman is scheduled for release in 2010. Segler says there are currently no plans for a fifth Mini model.

More pictures can be viewed at www.LeftLaneNews.com

Photo Credit: Brenda Priddy & Co.