Mini unveiled the new 2015 Countryman ahead of 2014 New York Auto Show debut.
The 2015 Countryman receives new front grille, LED daytime running headlamps, and revamped alloys with reduced weight. The all-wheel drive variant gets an underbody guard and fog lamps as standard. The 2015 Countryman buyers can also avail the new exterior from three options: Jungle Green metallic, Midnight Grey metallic and Starlight Blue metallic. Additional customisation options includes contrasting colours for the roof and exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes and Sport Stripes as well as Piano Black Exterior – available for MINI for the first time.
The interiors too get a tint of change, dark dials for road speed and engine speed, MINI John Cooper Works Countryman additionally with John Cooper Works logo in the central instrument, ventilation controls in chrome, extendable luggage compartment from 350 to as much as 1,170 litres and new a infotainment system.
The engine specification remains the same with 4-cylinder petrol and 4-cylinder diesel engines. The Countryman S gains an upgraded from 1.6-liter turbo mill of 190 bhp (140 kW) & 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. The model now is enabled to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 218 km/h (135 mph). The gearbox standardizes with 6-speed manual transmission, while the 6-speed automatic transmission gets listed for the optional forte.
To those who thinks standard MINI Countryman is not so cool, for them the BMW owned car brand had revealed endless number of customization options, and they are xenon headlamps and adaptive turning light, comfort access, panorama glass roof, automatic air conditioning, removable tow hitch with trailer load of up to 1,200 kilograms, MINI navigation system, Sport Button, sports suspension, sports leather steering wheel with shift paddles for automatic transmission, multifunction steering wheel with cruise control, Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and model-specific John Cooper Works accessories.
The 2015 MINI Countryman is about to head towards the showrooms in Germany by July.