2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Source : 2016 Mini Countryman – latest spy pictures
Mini’s all-completely new SUV will be set for launch late in 2016 with updated styling, larger dimensions along with 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 completely new Countryman will be anticipated to be more rugged in appearance than the current type, taking some styling cues by 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 completely new Countryman will be set to be considerably larger along with 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 by the current 450 litres.
The completely new Countryman will also be offered with the same four-wheel drive system as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The type will be currently testing under the codename of F60.
Sources say the completely new Countryman’s overall styling will be much more harmonious along with better resolved than which of the original, which suffered proportionally because the item was based on the same platform as the original Clubman, itself a stretched type of the three-door hatch.
The completely new Countryman will get the same range of petrol along with diesel three-cylinder along with four-cylinder engines as the Minis already launched.
the item’s thought which the Countryman will be built at BMW’s Oxford facility, rather than at NedCar inside Netherlands, a factory which will be under contract to BMW. NedCar, which has previously built Volvos, Mitsubishis along with the Smart Forfour, has been building Mini hatchbacks since summer 2014.
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