Later this year, MINI will unveil the second-generation of their first Sport Utility Vehicle – the MINI Countryman.
The new Countryman will cater to the MINI demographic looking for a larger off-roader with more interior and storage space. It’s expected to be just over 4.25m long (a stretch of 150mm) and at least 10mm wider than the current Countryman. The boot will also be noticeably bigger than the current 450 liters.
The MINI Countryman F60 will not only be available with a front-wheel drive, but also equipped with optional all-wheel drive MINI ALL4. With the help of a Haldex clutch, the power can be routed to the rear wheels delivering additional traction.
Under the hood, MINI will fit three and four-cylinder engines, both in gasoline and diesel. Transmission choices may include 6-speed manual and 8-speed Steptronic.
The rendering shown here portrays an evolution of the current model with the typical MINI design cues and proportions which should please the brand-loyal MINI fans.[Source: OmniAuto.it]