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.
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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.