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What happens when you supersize a Mini Cooper? The all new Mini Countryman, which is making its U.S. debut this week at the New York International Auto Show.

The Countryman is being billed by BMW as a small crossover, and while from the outside it might look as big as the Honda CR-V or the Toyota Rav4, the interior feels much like size of a Mini Cooper. The Countryman measures 161.3 inches long with a wheelbase of 102.2 inches, making it the "roomiest Mini out there," but with only 40 cubic feet of cargo space, owners won't be taking this car on any camping trip.

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But if the distinct Mini style is your thing, your going to love seeing the Countryman in person. Essential, the crossover is the Cooper with a longer wheelbase and additional height of the body.

In the interior, the Countryman seats only four, with two bucket seats in the rear. There is a center rack that runs from the front to the rear of the car that is suppose to that serves as storage space and a hub for electrical and USB connections for smartphones, iPods, and latptops.

MINI Countryman will come in either a  Cooper, Cooper S (with the same engines of their compact car counterparts), or Cooper S with all wheel drive. No word yet on fuel economy or pricing, but it is expected to hit showroom floors early next year.

Photos: Newsday / Jose Moreno

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