The new MINI Canyon 4WD
Mini are continuing to expand their range of cars beyond the standard compacts to which they are famed with their entry into the 4WD market. The Mini Canyon builds on the (ugly) Countryman to bring a sporty, 4WD to it’s range.
Expect a slightly shortened Countryman chassis, and just 2 doors. Along with the striking exterior design and special edition John Cooper Works-inspired interior, could make this one of the most sporty and ‘fashionable’ 4 wheels drives out there. Power will come from a 208bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine as standard, with options of a 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel from BMW also likely.
With the coupe and roadster due for release next year, we can expect to see the Canyon in 2012, along perhaps, with Mini’s first entry into the world rally championsip.
Original story from AE.