The Mini five-door is more than just a standard Mini hatchback with a couple of extra doors.
It comes with more space in the back in all directions, while the boot has grown by 67 litres to take the overall capacity to 278 litres with the seats in place. There is also, for the very first time in a Mini hatch, a third seat in the middle in the back.
We let a team of What Car? readers take an exclusive early look at the car, and asked them what they thought.