16 April 2014

New Mini Countryman revealed

A new version of the Mini Countryman will debut at the New York International Auto Show today, writes Trish Whelan.

The Countryman was the first Mini to feature four doors, five seats and optional all-wheel-drive.

Petrol and diesel engines all meet the EU6 exhaust emissions regulations.

The new car features an updated exterior design, an increase in power output, improved fuel consumption and emission figures, as well as equipment enhancements. Fuel consumption has improved to 47.1mpg while C02 emissions drop by three per cent to 139g/km. Power is from 89hp-218hp and Tax Bands are from A4-D (€200-€570). All engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An optional six-gear automatic transmission is available.

LED fog lights with LED daytime driving lights are fitted as standard to Mini Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S, Cooper SC and John Cooper Works Countryman. Other standard features include air conditioning, a centre rail between the front seats and a high-end radio system of CD player with MP3 capability, AUX-in socket, DAB radio, Bluetooth, rear Park Distance Control.

Mini Countryman has been awarded a top score of five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test. Available to order from Mini dealers nationwide.