MINI HAS TODAY revealed a new video for its upcoming Countryman/Crossover - titled MINI Camouflage Foil - ahead of an online unveiling scheduled for February 7.
Although heavily camouflaged under psychedelic patterning, the new model - and everything else in the video - will be instantly recognisable to anyone familiar with our MINI and BMW spy photos.
Previous reports claimed MINI would postpone the launch of the Countryman until later this year in favour of its sporty Coupe and Roadster models, but the February 7 date suggests the 'big MINI' could arrive sooner than expected.
Official details for the countryman are thin on the ground. While MINI is likely to reveal all next month, current speculation points to an engine line-up similar to the core MINI range, including turbo-charged and naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre engines.
A four-wheel-drive system is rumoured to be on the cards, along with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
Styling for the Countryman/Crossover is expected to draw inspiration from the Beachcomber concept, developed for the Detroit Auto Show. Our recent rendering (above) offers a glimpse at a more production-friendly possibility.