22 November 2016
New Countryman goes on sale here
Larger than its predecessor, the new Countryman also benefits from a new generation of engines and transmissions, as well as being the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid drive. The normal powertrains include 1.5 and 2.0 petrol engines and a 2.0 diesel.
Another first is a central touchscreen in the area originally used for the iconic Mini central speedometer.
The Countryman also features a Picnic Bench, a fold out loading sill cushion on the luggage compartment lid for outdoor use.
The plug-in hybrid uses a turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor, reducing fuel consumption to 2.1L/100kms, while its CO2 emissions figure is 49g/km. Prices for the plug-in hybrid model will be announced later.