While it is known that the Mini Countryman is a big and spacious wagon for the family, newly released images showcase a much bigger car, which is set to complete the lineup that Mini has been building for a while.
The prototype of the crossover is undergoing testing at the moment and they have released some images to show how the car looks, at the moment. The styling is almost done and it has been confirmed by the representatives that they are not going to make any major changes to the car before its launch. With a square shaped front wheels, the car aims to look more muscular and macho with its latest edition.
The side of the Mini Countryman has received hardly any changes, while the roofline is now more sloping than the outgoing model. While the car is quite big on its own, the designers have surprisingly decided to make it even bigger than it already is. Based on the UKL1 modular platform which is already being used in the Clubman and the Hatch, the Countryman is at least 4.2 meters longer than the outgoing model.
It increases the wheelbase, which is turn increases the total space available inside the car, with the rear area getting the most cargo space. The additional area could be used to not only store goods, but even to improve the vehicle with custom add-ons. The next gen Countryman will be available in different variants, one powered by a 1.5-liter turbo engine and the powerful variant uses a 2.0-liter turbo engine.
The Mini Countryman will also be available in a plug-in hybrid variant. More information from the company is expected to be out before the actual release date. They are working on finalizing the design for the Countryman so that it could be launched in a grand manner and sent out to dealership stores.
If you are looking for a spacious vehicle, that could not only accommodate a lot of people, but their belongings as well, this one looks like an apt choice. Mini often has its best in this segment and they will probably do it much better, once all the cars in their proposed lineup are available in the market.
What are your thoughts on the new design and the changes that Mini has done to the next gen Countryman? Will it appeal to the majority of crowd and satisfy their immediate needs?