2018 Mini Countryman Changes, Engine
The new 2018 Mini Countryman, which represents the second generation of Mini cars, is going to be quite larger than its predecessor (Clubman), taking some styling cues from the Mini X-Raid racer, but it will maintain its main robust look characteristics. The new compact crossover is expected to come to the market with an evolutionary design and will become the largest model of the company ever made.
2018 Mini Countryman Exterior and Interior
With a boxier and rugged appearance, the new Countryman will be based on the UKL platform, which was used also for Mini Hardtop and BMX X1 Series, but is going to be longer and wider than the 2018 Mini Countryman. The front part of the car will be redesigned, featuring a larger grille, which will be surrounded by bigger air intakes. The bumper will also be updated, in order to give the car a more robust and aggressive look. The reshaped headlights utilize both LED and Xenon technology for the main clusters and chrome fittings. 2018 Mini Countryman the back end of the car will have a sloppier body than its predecessor, with LED taillights. In addition, due to the increased size of the car, the wheelbase will also be increased.
2018 Mini Countryman the cabin will be luxurious and spacious. The seats will be covered by high quality material lining and will be heated, while the steering wheel will be wrapped with leather upholstery. The standard features of the new Mini will get a small bump and will offer satellite navigation, automatic climate control. Moreover, the dashboard will undergo some modifications, with some added features, that will make it look more modern. There will also be a brand new infotainment system, featuring a premium audio system with USB ports, Bluetooth and audio connectivity. 2018 Mini Countryman other features will include safety and driver assistance features, such as satellite navigation system and parking sensors, as well as airbags, seat belts and strong brakes.
2018 Mini Countryman Engine
The new Mini will be equipped with two engine options. The first will be a 1.6 liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, which will be able to produce 121 hp and 140 lb-ft of maximum torque. The diesel version of this engine will be able to generate 115 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and will come as a standard front wheel drive. The estimated high speed of the new crossover will be around 135 miles per hour. In addition the vehicle will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.
2018 Mini Countryman Release Date and Price
The new 2018 Mini Countryman is expected to be released in the automotive market by the German automaker in the first months of 2018. Its price will be between $25,000 and $30,000.