MINI unveiled the new Countryman that is targeted to individuals with more “adventurous” lifestyle that also seek flexibility in their MINI. The MINI Countryman, has retained its characteristic shape, but it is enriched with details that highlight its character, such as the hexagonal grille at the front, the protective floor, new alloy wheels, the front and rear bumpers and the four-wheel drive MINI ALL4 (standard on the JCW version).
The interior has new improved acoustics,and some other small details. Moreover, the Countryman offers great flexibility with the rear seats being movable by 13 cm and being able to fold at 40:20:40. The trunk on the other hand, has a capacity of 350 liters which can be increased to 1,170 liters.
It will be available with a range of four-cylinder petrol engines, ranging from a 1.6 liter 98 hp engine with 153 Nm up until the John Cooper Works Countryman, wich will be equipped with a 1.6 liter turbo four-cylinder producing 218 hp and 280 Nm torque. In terms of diesel engines, the Cooper D Countryman will be available with a two liter turbodiesel producing 112 hp and 270 Nm of torque and the Cooper SD Countryman with the same engine delivering 143 hp and 305 Nm. While for the gearboxes, the Countryman will be available as a 6-speed manual, and a six-speed automatic.
The MINI Countryman has passed the tests of the Euro NCAP with a 5-star rating. It features a rich standard equipment and the list of extra is extensive and offers many customization options.