2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Source : 2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Mini’s all-fresh SUV can be set for launch late in 2016 with updated styling, larger dimensions in addition to the option of four-wheel drive
The second-generation Mini Countryman has again been spotted testing ahead of its anticipated launch at the end of next year.
Already described by parent company BMW as being an “authentic SUV”, the fresh Countryman can be likely to be more rugged in appearance than the current style, taking some styling cues through the Mini X-Raid racer, which has won the Dakar Rally four times since 2012.
Based on the same UKL architecture as the recently launched Clubman, the fresh Countryman can be set to be considerably larger in addition to more spacious than the current car. A stretch of around 150mm will take the Countryman’s overall length to just over 4.25m, meaning available boot space should grow through the current 450 litres.
The fresh Countryman will also be offered with the same four-wheel drive system as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The style can be currently testing under the codename of F60.
Sources say the fresh Countryman’s overall styling can be much more harmonious in addition to better resolved than in which of the original, which suffered proportionally because the idea was based on the same platform as the original Clubman, itself a stretched style of the three-door hatch.
The fresh Countryman will get the same range of petrol in addition to diesel three-cylinder in addition to four-cylinder engines as the Minis already launched.
the idea’s thought in which the Countryman will be built at BMW’s Oxford facility, rather than at NedCar inside the Netherlands, a factory in which can be under contract to BMW. NedCar, which has previously built Volvos, Mitsubishis in addition to the Smart Forfour, has been building Mini hatchbacks since summer 2014.
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