Today we got our first look at the interior of the new MINI Crossman SUV. Looks like more of the same from MINI, which isn't so bad, right?

Here are some more spy pics of the MINI Crossman SUV crossover, made different by the two snaps we have of the interior. The photos show a glimpse of a steering wheel and center console with many similarities when compared with the rest of the MINI line up.

Here we see the same paddleshifters behind the same multifunction steering wheel currently available. As is the case with the other MINIs, the tachometer is placed directly behind the wheel, with the onboard computer data display built in. The same basketball-sized speedometer, likely with the integrated radio system, sits front and center, with the climate control buttons still set to look vaguely like the MINI logo. Toggle switches still exist below the climate control.

The exterior shots of the SUV, CUV, or whatever you want to call it, are more of the same. We've seen the newly iconic shape of the MINI appearing almost larger than life for the upcoming model. It is expected to have an all-wheel drive option, and may be available as a JCW, despite conflicting reports. The naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions of the 1.6-liter petrol engine should appear on the vehicle, but some rumors suggest a more environmentally friendly setup may exist. We'll just have to wait and see.

The in-production 2010 MINI Crossman will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.


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