Mini has revealed the five-door hatchback – the first time it has added rear doors to the popular hatch.
By doing so, the carmaker hopes to add an additional 150,000 units annually and expects it to outsell its three-door sibling by three to one (in the UK, at least). And for good reason. Aesthetically, it looks better balanced than the three-door. Mini has stretched the wheelbase by 72 mm, which all goes to the rear cabin, while the five-door also offers 15 mm more headroom and 61 mm of extra width “at shoulder height.”