The 2015 MINI five-door hatchback has been caught on camera without any camouflage, ahead of an official launch programmed for later this year.

The 2015 MINI five-door hatchback has been caught on camera without any camouflage, ahead of an official launch programmed for later this year.

To make room for the rear doors MINI had to shorten the front ones and as seen in these spy photos the rear doors are very small so access to the backseat will not be ideal but should remain functional. Motoring File reports rear legroom will be expanded by 5cm in comparison to the regular MINI and the backseat will have enough room for three passengers.

The spotted car is the hotter Cooper S judging by the rear lettering, dual exhaust setup and the roof-mounted spoiler. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo with 189 bhp (141 kW) and 206 lb-ft (221 lb-ft with overboost).

The five-door MINI will likely be introduced this fall.

2015 MINI five-door hatchback spied totally undisguised