2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Source : 2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Mini’s all-fresh SUV is usually set for launch late in 2016 with updated styling, larger dimensions along with also also 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 is usually required to be more rugged in appearance than the current product, taking some styling cues coming from 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 is usually set to be considerably larger along with also also 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 coming from 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 product is usually currently testing under the codename of F60.
Sources say the fresh Countryman’s overall styling is usually much more harmonious along with also also better resolved than that will of the original, which suffered proportionally because that will was based on the same platform as the original Clubman, itself a stretched product of the three-door hatch.
The fresh Countryman will get the same range of petrol along with also also diesel three-cylinder along with also also four-cylinder engines as the Minis already launched.
that will’s thought that will the Countryman will be built at BMW’s Oxford facility, rather than at NedCar inside Netherlands, a factory that will is usually under contract to BMW. NedCar, which has previously built Volvos, Mitsubishis along with also also the Smart Forfour, has been building Mini hatchbacks since summer 2014.
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