The future Crossman will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October before hitting the showrooms in 2009.
The latest information suggest that the future Mini SUV will be previewed at the next Paris Motor Show. Called Crossman, the future variant will be longer than the current Mini and higher by 80 mm than the Mini (Estate). The Crossman will be available with of choice of two transmissions, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. it will get the usual off-road treatment with raised suspension and body-protective molding. However, the Mini SUV will be engineered for on-road manners than mud-plugging abilities.
The Crossman will be built by Magna which will lose the X3’s production in 2010. Mini plans to sell 80,000 units per year.