MINI has unveiled its latest Countryman boasting aesthetic updates, mechanical upgrades and connectivity improvements, due in Australian shores at the end of 2020.
The updated premium compact SUV features a redesigned radiator grille, a new front bumper design with revised lower air intake arrangement at the front, with the rear end also sporting a new bumper and lower valence.
All lighting functions now feature LED technology as standard, with front LED daytime lights doubling as turn indicators. At the rear, in typical MINI fashion, new light graphics trace the outline of a Union Jack motif. Adaptive LED technology is available as an option.
The new MINI Countryman is fitted with 16-inch or 17-inch alloys as standard (depending which model you go for), with wheels up to 19 inches available as optional extras and as part of the Original MINI Accessories programme. New wheel designs include Channel Spoke Black and Turnstile Spoke 2-tone.
There are also two new colours to choose from – White Silver and Sage Green metallic. Roof and side mirror caps can now be finished in either body colour, white, black or silver depending on model variant, while a new Piano Black exterior option darkens selected chrome exterior pieces to high-gloss black.
The new MINI Countryman is available with a choice of three TwinPower Turbo petrol engines. In addition, a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a gross energy content of 9.6kWh gives the new plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 an enhanced maximum electric range of 55 to 61 kilometres. (Previous range – 40km)
|Model||Engine||Power / Torque||0-100km/h||Fuel Use||CO2|
|Cooper||3-cylinder petrol||100kW/220Nm||9.7s||5.9 – 5.6 l/100 km||135 – 129g/km|
|Cooper S||4-cylinder petrol||131kW/280Nm||7.5s||6.5 – 6.3 l/100 km||148 – 144g/km|
|Cooper SE ALL4||3-cylinder petrol + HV Electric||100+65kW/220 + 165Nm||6.8s||2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km||45 – 40g/km|
The interior of the new MINI Countryman also boasts Intelligently reorganised controls, touch-sensitive bookmark buttons and high-gloss Piano Black surfaces, along with a new 5.0-inch digital instrument display to display essential information available to order.
MINI Connected features also see an intuitive expansion, from Navigation Plus options restructured on the familiar 8.8-inch infotainment screen to enhanced Intelligent Emergency services and even Amazon Alexa integration.
The new MINI Countryman will arrive in Australia at the end of 2020 with pricing and specification detail to be announced closer to launch.