It’s just wrong.
Focus… stick to what your core strength is. My guess is that they will sell about twenty. (I am joking — but I do not think that this will be their most popular model.)
It gets as little as 20 mpg. It’s 16″ longer and 6″ taller. If you will remember back to when the Mini was reintroduced (2001), the idea was to have a sporting car that got decent fuel economy. No more.
My take? Buy a used Mini and a used Toyota RAV instead. Then you will have your SUV — and what God intended — a fun, sporty car. All for less than the $29,000 starting price of a new Mini Cooper Countryman AWD.
Photo courtesy of Road & Track magazine.