Mini Twerks And Tweaks Small Updates For The Big Countryman
We’ll keep this one fairly simple. The Mini Country, first introduced in 2010 and now entering its second generation mid-cycle update is what it is. A mid-cycle-update, which means mid-cycle update type-things (top-quality journalism). The Mini Countryman is a classic oxymoron in that Mini is famed for making small city cars whereas the Countryman is, by definition, a big SUV… small by SUV standards. Big by Mini’s historical standards. Mini has twerked and tweaked a series of mechanical, styling, and interior 2020 updates, to keep those mid-lifecycle sales going for as long as they can.
In addition to plug-in hybrid drive, the new MINI Countryman is also available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine featuring the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The engines have seen extensive development and cover an output ranging from 100kW/136hp to 140 kW/178 hp. They already meet the emissions standard Euro 6d, which will not be binding until 2021. All three engines can be combined with the all-wheel drive system ALL4 on request.
The New MINI Countryman Update: Highlights.
- Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator grille.
- LED headlamps and LED fog lights now as standard.
- LED rear lights in new design.
- New body finishes, new Piano Black Exterior option.
- New light-alloy wheels.
- Latest generation of engines, all Euro 6d emissions standard compliant.
- New digital dash display with 5-inch colour screen as standard.
- Newly designed central instrument in Piano Black High Gloss available as an optional extra.
- New range of leather trims and interior surfaces.
- New version of the MINI Yours Interior Style.
- Extended range of Original MINI Accessories.
The updated, slightly restyled, upgraded Mini Countryman will come at a slight cost increase. They giveth and they taketh.