The second generation of MINI’s first crossover – the Countryman – is here. Bigger, more capable and more impressive than its predecessor, the new F60 Countryman has expanded its capabilities. Whereas the previous car was just a bloated MINI for people who wanted more space, this new Countryman is actually for people who have an active lifestyle and who will use its newfound capabilities.
The new MINI Countryman measures 7.8 inches longer than the outgoing model, a full inch wider and its wheelbase has grown 2.9 inches. This increase in size has dramatically increased interior passenger and cargo space as well as now offering five fully-fledged seats. The seating position is also higher, now, offering a more SUV-like seating height to aid in outward visibility.
This new model is also a far more handsome car. It’s more muscular and more chiseled, certainly the more rugged looking car, a very typical MINI with all the modern MINI design cues present. More ambient lighting, a better-sorted center console, a new armrest and wider dash trim make the cabin feel more upscale and premium.
To learn more about the new MINI Countryman, see the launch article.