The brand new, third-generation Mini Countryman crossover has formally been revealed alongside the brand new all-electric Mini Cooper forward of their native launch within the third quarter of 2024.
This new Countryman is six centimetres taller and 13cm longer than the outgoing mannequin, which permits for much more inside house than earlier than.
It shares its platform with the new-generation BMW X1 that’s constructed on the identical plant in Leipzig, Germany.
The outgoing Mini Countryman is at present produced within the Netherlands for markets together with Australia. It’s additionally produced in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
At launch the new-generation Mini Countryman will likely be provided in two totally different all-electric powertrains.
The Countryman E has a single electrical motor producing 150kW of energy and 250Nm of torque. It’s claimed to do the 0-100km/h dash in 8.6 seconds.
The Countryman SE, however, has a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup with system outputs of 230kW and 494Nm. It’s claimed to do the 0-100km/h dash in 5.6 seconds.
Each of those variants have a 64.7kWh battery pack, with the Countryman E and SE having WLTP claimed ranges of 462km and 433km, respectively.
It’s understood the brand new Countryman will likely be obtainable with petrol-powered powertrains sooner or later. It’s unclear if these will come to Australia.
The brand new Countryman will likely be obtainable with 4 totally different trim ranges – Important, Traditional, Favoured, and JCW. All of those are claimed to have totally different designs and tools ranges.
On the surface the Countryman has wider wheel arches and a C-pillar design that differs based on the car trim and relies on the car’s 4 roof colors. There are additionally flush door handles and tail lights that may be configured with totally different signatures.
There’s a newly design inside with a wealth of woven textile surfaces, a two-spoke steering wheel, vertically oriented air vents, and vertically mounted door handles.
There are a complete of eight “Mini Expertise Modes” that change the ambient lighting projections, person interface, and synthesised engine sounds.
The centrepiece of the inside is a brand new 9.4-inch round OLED touchscreen infotainment system that runs the newest Mini Working System 9. It has been optimised for contact and voice management.
Native pricing and specification of the new-generation Mini Countryman will likely be confirmed nearer to its native launch within the third quarter of 2024.
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