By Staff Reporter
Credited as having spearheaded the “large Mini” revolution, the Mini Cooper Countryman has been given a facelift for the 2020 model year. The updated looks are apparent inside and outside. Two engines will do duty in the local range.
The new looks of the Mini Countryman are immediately noticeable with the new LED headlamp sand LED fog lights that are now offered as standard. The LED headlamps also take on the function of both daytime driving light and turn indicator. The front design is also handed a new identity with a newly designed radiator grille. The grille of the new Mini Cooper S Countryman sets itself apart with a hexagonal grid pattern with a red “S” and a single chrome strut. At the back, there is a redesigned bumper trim with LED rear lights in Union Jack design featuring prominently.
Finishing the new look is a set of new light alloy wheels, new body finishes in White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic plus a new optional Piano Black Exterior. The Piano Black Exterior option (that is available for all variants of the new MINI Countryman) offers headlamp surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille and side indicator elements – or side scuttles that are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome. The same treatment extends to the door handles and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid.
The interior benefits from a new digital cockpit display with a 5-inch colour screen as standard. A redesigned central instrument in Piano Black High Gloss design is available as an optional extra whilst a sports leather steering wheel comes as standard in all model variants.
New range of leather trims and interior surfaces are also offer, and the range of original Mini accessories continues to grow.
The new MINI Countryman will be available in South Africa in two model variants. The Mini Cooper Countryman is powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine with 100 kW. The 0-100 km/h figure is 9.7 seconds whilst the claimed fuel consumption is 6.3 litres/100 km. The Cooper S Countryman gets a 141 kW 4-cylider engine that is good for 141 kW and a sprint of 0-100 km in 7,5 seconds. The claimed fuel consumption sits at 6.7 litres/100 km.
The updated Countryman will arrive in South Africa in Q4 of this year.
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