Five-door MINI spied image

Our spy photographers have managed to capture the third generation of the MINI hatchback on camera, while it was being tested in Northern Europe, in a cold weather environment.

The five-door version of the third MINI hatchback generation is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of some new spy photos, which are showing the model while it was being tested in the snow. The vehicle will be added to the lineup besides the Countryman crossover and if you’re looking into such a model, you won’t have to wait for it quite a long time because it’s believed to be officially unveiled later on this year.

The model in question will be riding on the BMW Group’s new front- and all-wheel drive UKL1 modular platform, which can also be found on the 1-Series GT. The MINI five-door hatchback should be a more practical model than it three-door brother, mostly because it will also get a slightly longer wheelbase. Evolutionary styling will differentiate the car from the current model and it will give it a new look, but don’t expect something drastic. As far as the engine lineup goes, chances are this will be carried over from the rest of the range. Besides the five-door MINI, our spy photographers have also managed to capture the MINI Cabrio and the MINI Clubman on camera too. You can check out the images posted below.