After the recent launch of the second generation, we are pretty sure that famous British manufacturer will continue in the same way with 2018 Mini Countryman. In the world of small crossovers, there are plenty of competitors around and you really need something special to stand out. Mini started in a good way in 2010, and it looks like the second generation will be even a better score. After seven years of production, a company decided to make a complete reboot of this small crossover, and the new model comes even better. It comes with plenty of new things. There is a new styling, more refined design, improved engines and many other things. Since new model came just a few weeks ago, 2018 Countryman should come without bigger changes.
2018 Mini Countryman redesign and features
The 2018 Mini Countryman will come with the pretty much same characteristics as the current model, which came with plenty of significant changes. This redesign included almost every aspect of the car. There is a new platform, and also new dimensions. Compared to the first generation, this model is quite bigger. It is more than 8 inches longer and 5 inches wider. Also, there is a new styling. As we expected, a company didn’t introduce some new radical design solutions. Simply, the second generation continues the evolution of the original. When it comes to standard features, an even base model will be well-equipped. For example, things like dual-zone climate control, 6.5-inch touchscreen, panoramic roof etc. Higher trims offer standard features like larger 8.8-inch touchscreen, 18-inch wheels, sporty seats, LED lights etc.
2018 Mini Countryman engines
The 2018 Mini Countryman will offer a great choice when it comes to engines. There are two gasoline, two diesel, and hybrid version as well. Gasoline units as 1.5-liter three-cylinder with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 190 horses and 207 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to diesel, a smaller 1.5-liter engine has a max output of 148 horses and 243 pound-feet of torque. The bigger one has a displacement of 2.0 liters and max power of 188 hp and 290 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a hybrid version, which combines a 134-hp 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 87-hp electric motor, making a total power of 221 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Mini Countryman release date and price
The 2018 Mini Countryman will come somewhere late in the year. The base model will go around 26.000 dollars.