There is the 2008 Mini Crossover Concept which has four doors (2 right swing open, 1 left swing open, 1 left lift/sliding) and four single seats. It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
The 2010 Mini Beachcomber Concept was based on the Crossover Concept and the Mini Countryman, with no doors and no conventional roof. It included ALL4 all-wheel drive and offroad wheels. It was unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.
First generation (R60) (2010–2016)
The design of Mini’s first five-door crossover echoed that of the Mini Crossover Concept. The production model was first unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.UK models went on sale on 18 September 2010.The availability of models varies between markets, with the USA and Russia not taking the One versions or any diesel powered models. The All4 all-wheel-drive option is available on variable models, again depending on the country.
The ALL4 all-wheel-drive powertrain includes electro-hydraulic differential, positioned directly on the transmission’s final drive, to vary the power distribution from front to rear. Under normal driving conditions, up to 50 percent of the engine’s power goes to the rear wheels. Under “extreme” conditions (“extreme” being undefined) up to 100 percent heads to the back wheels.
Early models included Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4, Cooper, One, Cooper D, Cooper D ALL4, and One D.Cooper SD, Cooper SD ALL4, Cooper D Automatic, Cooper D ALL4 Automatic were added from spring 2011.
In 2012 the Countryman received some minor amendments, including an EU6 exhaust emissions standard compliance for the One and Cooper models, and using a different clutch material and improved software to reduce stalling problems.They went on sale from November 2012.
A Cooper ALL4 model was added in July 2013.
Changes to US 2014 model year range included the omission of the interior “Centre Rail” feature from the back seats. The rail is still present in the front.