The all-new Mini Countryman will be locally produced, and dimension-wise is some 20cm longer than its predecessor and approximately 3cm wider. Its wheelbase has been extended by 7.5cm. This growth results in more passenger space as well as boot space. Inside, the Countryman features standard equipment including climate control, ambient lighting, LED headlamps, a premium audio system, electric mirrors and lots more.
Globally, the new Countryman gets two petrol and diesel engine options, but for the Indian market, Mini is sticking to the 2-litre 192bhp petrol motor and the 2-litre 150bhp diesel motor. Both these engines are paired to a new 8-speed automatic gearbox as against the old 6-speeder. Now that its here, we will be seeing the new Countryman competing in a segment that’s rather quiet. The car in fact will be pitched against the Volvo V40 Cross Country in India.
While deliveries are to begin later this year, test drives/bookings will commence from next month