While the official name and details remain unknown, the new MINI wears only a Cooper S badge on its tailgate. An 'ALL4' badge on the front doors hints at the rumoured all-wheel-drive system expected to be offered.
Among its unique features, the Countryman/Crossover wears the new headlight style previewed by the Beachcomber concept (a style that could make its way to other MINI models) as well as a new grille treatment.
Despite being previewed as far back as September 2008 when MINI announced it would show a new Crossover concept at Paris, the final production model bears little resemblance to that original concept - except for its higher riding position.
Where the Crossover concept was a three-door model barely separated from the styling of its smaller siblings, the 'Countryman' is a longer five-door model with subtle yet markedly-different styling features all round.
Now that we've seen it, we'll need to wait until February 7 for the full details and the new model's elusive name.