Mini previews an electric crossover to be revealed soon

In a dense push launch about its forthcoming layout language (called “Charismatic Simplicity”), Mini offered an odd-seeking but considerably handy teaser of a new electric powered crossover SUV. It didn’t title it, and all it reported specifically about it was that it really is “the principle study of a – entirely electrically powered – crossover model for the high quality modest-auto segment.” That suits the description of one of two new crossovers that will be bought together with the next-era Countryman.

The photo gives a silhouette of the crossover from the entrance 3-quarter standpoint, as very well as the uncovered entrance fender of the exact vehicle in the corner. It does have the common boxy Mini condition, and it appears to be to have some kind of roof system equipped. The mirrors seem like little rounded rectangles, which matches what we’ve seen in spy images of the Countryman. That exposed fender looks to reveal the most about the crossover. The flares have a form of trapezoidal condition, which is continued into the sheetmetal. The true wheel openings are a tiny a lot more rounded. The crisper angles also show up in the way the headlight fits to the fender.

When the push launch that accompanied this teaser is entire of fluffy language, there are some much more particular and valuable details about what we will see in this design and other new Minis. On the outdoors, the Union Jack taillights will keep on being a essential aspect. Within, Mini is focusing on more sustainable materials, so it is really dropping true leather and aiming to eliminate as considerably chrome as feasible. It will also function a round exhibit in the middle for infotainment, however some actual physical swap gear will continue being.

This crossover will be uncovered future month. It will also showcase the new platform that Mini developed with electric powertrains in head, compared with the latest Mini Cooper SE Hardtop, which adapts a battery and motor to healthy an older inner combustion car or truck.