Upcoming Mini SUV to receive a John Cooper Works (JCW) sport version

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

There could very well be a JCW Mini SUV version since the carmaker announced that was planning to do a JCW model for each of its future Mini versions.

Although they did not confirm that such a model is in the product plan, what they said what that "performance" versions are currently testing at the Nurburgring, the SUV will be introduced next year and a JCW variant will be available at the end of next year or in the early part of 2011.

Known as Cross at present, the FWD Mini is derived from the Clubman and Mini hatch platform which was redesigned for use with a Four-Wheel-Drive system.

Under development also is a two-wheel drive Cross and it is speculated that this is the model that will received the JCW treatment.

Although the Cross appears to be like the Crossman concept car which was shown in the Paris Motor Show last year, it will however, drop much of the latter's costly detailing like the parallelogram hinges on the split doors at the back.

The doors will be replaced by a conventional single piece hatch themselves but may keep the wind-down window of the concept car.

Although Mini is contemplating high-performance diesel models, they are likely to be pitched at Cooper S level instead of being a full-on JCW diesel version. It is not expected, though, that a diesel convertible will be available in this generation of Minis. [via autocar]

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