MINI Countryman gets mid-life update


The MINI Countryman was first introduced back in 2011. Four years into its life and in a car’s life cycle, this calls for a facelift. So here it is – the 2015 MINI Countryman, officially unveiled ahead of its scheduled debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

The revised Countryman crossover gets a refined exterior with subtle styling updates that include a redesigned hexagonal front grille, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights and new style alloy wheels. There are also underride guard elements for the front and rear apron while side sills are now standard in all-wheel drive models.


The 2015 MINI Countryman is available with new exterior paint finishes – Jungle Green metallic, Midnight Grey metallic and Starlight Blue metallic.

Inside, the updated model boasts revised instrumentation design and colours, as well as chrome application on various controls.


The MINI ALL4 All-wheel-drive remains as an option, while an improved 1.6-litre turbo four joins the slew of existing petrol and diesel engines. The updated engine with twinscroll turbocharger develops 140 kW of power and 240 Nm of torque, good for a 0-100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 218 km/h.

Australian launch for the 2015 MINI Countryman range including the performance-focused MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is set for July 2014.



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