The Mini brand are officially producing a brand new Countryman crossover model that is expected to be made available on our roads from the year 2016. The vehicle has been officially spotted out and about undergoing testing and whilst some features of the car can be seen, the vehicle was under some heavy disguise. Back in April of this year, the brand revealed a new Countryman crossover model with the majority of changes made to the car focusing mainly on fuel economy. Mini have mainly dominated with vehicle additions like the Cooper and the Clubman over the years but now the biggest in adjustments is coming to the Countryman.
One of the main noticeable alterations made to the car is clearly how much bigger it is compared to that of the current generation Countryman vehicle. The front end of the car has been altered the most as we see a much wider bonnet make its way into the car as do a brand new set of alloy wheels. Some of the other changes however that can be picked up upon from the images that have been released show that the car will also contain the new fittings of a large front grille,chrome surrounding,larger air intakes,and brand new light clusters which can be found at the front end of the vehicle.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet regarding any performance features of the car or what sort of engine range you can expect to receive from the Countryman but we do expect to hear more on this closer to the official time of launch. Speculation is running high though as many are expecting the car to receive a vast range which differ from three cylinder,turbo charged units and a four cylinder,diesel engine line up. The likes of the big selling Audi A3 and the Yeti from Skoda have been big sources of competition for the Countryman model over the years and we can see this being the case once more. With the engine range expected to be more powerful this time around we could potentially see the likes of the Renaultsport Megane locking horns with the new Countryman too amongst other top range selling models.
This is a question that remains unanswered right now but if the launch in 2016 does go ahead as planned, there is a possibility of a reveal at that years Geneva motor show or even the LA motor show. Prices are being kept quiet too but expect it cost a higher price than that of the current Countryman model which is on sale right now and comes along with a price tag of £16,990.