Features - Mini Countryman, what’s it really like?

Mini Countryman, what’s it really like?

Features Published the 24/09/2010 by Julien

With the Countryman, Mini is extending its contemporary journey. This version of the irrepressible Mini should offer a natural evolution to those who want to stick to the brand, but avail of a little more space and comfort.

Mini Countryman - Moswow International Motor Show 2010 Copyright © : rezulteo

At first sight, we are struck by the proportions of the car. The relationship with the Mini is unmissable, but some aspects seem caricatural and diametrically opposed to the specifications defined by the British Motor Corporation, for the first Mini of the series: An economic car for a population affected by the Suez Canal Crisis.

Although we are undergoing another crisis, the economical car is no longer really on the agenda. The 4-door passenger compartment (a first), with generous spaciousness is well finished. Onboard space is comfortable, well finished and the atmosphere decidedly Mini. A subtle dose.

The engines are the same as the other versions with the One 98 horsepower, Cooper 122 hp and the Cooper S 184 hp. For the diesels there is the One D 90 hp and the One D Cooper 122 hp.

Will the Mini brand manage to fend off its competitors (Fiat 500, DS3 etc..)? We’ll see in a few months…

Mini Countryman - Moswow International Motor Show 2010Copyright © : rezulteo