This is their other intriguing concept, a 4x4 called the Mini Cross (aka the Crossover). With a larger interior than your standard Clubman, extra ride height and, of course, the four wheel drive, this new vehicle looks a lot of fun.
Drivers will have to wait until 2010 to get their hands on this little beauty but there are plenty more Minis - both new and old - available on the market. To celebrate this, here are some fascinating facts about marvelous Minis.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.