• richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/8/2010 2:19pm PST

    Did you read the piece? I mentioned that those are the patent drawings for the Crossman (aka Countryman). I also pointed out that the vehicle has evolved from this point, via mules and concepts.
    Or am I maybe missing your point?

  • pdbw Posted: 1/8/2010 12:12pm PST

    Dude! Check again. That is a drawing of the original Mini Crossover concept (http://spbcar.ru/news/en/i/2009-07-16/mini_crossover_concept_580.jpg), right down to the single driver's side door, roof rails, front fender detail, and foglamps. The production Countryman--which Mini has said will be very, very similar to the Beachcomber--looks quite a bit different from the drawing.