MINI releases new Countryman to urbanise city driving

MINI Australia has introduced its new Countryman range to the Australian market, and it’s set to be the largest and most versatile member of the MINI range yet, with the popular urban SUV featuring aesthetic updates and mechanical upgrades.

Connectivity improvements complete a host of changes, with the 2021 model retaining its signature design and hallmark British character in the premium compact segment.

A redesigned radiator grille with MINI’s signature hexagonal contours joins a new front and rear bumper design. LED lighting technology is now a standard feature across the range, and at the rear, new light graphics trace the outline of a Union Jack motif.

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This brings the new Countryman in line with this distinct identification, now unique to all MINI models. Available at launch in four variants, the new MINI Countryman promises practicality and go-kart performance for the everyday urbanite.

With up to 1,275 litres of cargo space and up to 225kW of power, with ALL4 intelligent all-wheel drive available on selected models, the new Countryman has a lot to offer.

Environmentally conscious city dwellers are also given a highly compelling case with the Hybrid Countryman, now featuring a larger 9.6kWh high voltage battery that endows the small SUV with an electric range of 55 to 61km.

That’s more than enough for the 36km average Australian daily commute.

The range topping John Cooper Works Countryman is also offered in a distilled Pure trim level, promising increased focus on MINI’s famed go-kart driving experience and additional value for the most dedicated MINI fans.

The interior of the new MINI Countryman increases its appeal as well, with a new digital instrument display measuring 5.5-inches, a large 8.8-inch infotainment screen, an expanded suite of MINI Connected features and wireless Apple CarPlay integration.

“The arrival of the new MINI Countryman will bolster the strong momentum we’ve enjoyed in Australia thus far in 2020,” commented Brett Waudby, general manager of MINI Australia and New Zealand.

“We anticipate strong interest in the new Countryman, a clear favourite in the MINI range, and look forward to delivering signature British charm, go-kart thrills and value-added practicality for our MINI fans.”

Pricing starts from $44,500 (plus on-roads), through to $67,818 (plus on-roads) for the John Cooper Works offering. For further information and full specification list for each variant, please contact your local MINI dealer or visit the MINI website.

MINI releases new Countryman set to urbanize city driving
New MINI Countryman interior (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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