Mini has revealed the 2017 Countryman which will be showcased at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled to take place on November 18 at the LA Convention Center. The 2017 Mini Countryman gets a new design which has made it larger than before. It now measures 200mm longer at 4,299mm and 30mm wider at 1,822 mm than the previous model. It debuts in the European market in February 2017. Deliveries will begin from March 2017, and we expect Mini to get the new Countryman in India as well sometime by the end of next year.
Upon its launch in India, the new Countryman will compete with the likes of BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and the Audi Q2 that also arrives next year. While you can read our detailed preview here, scroll down to see the 2017 Mini Countryman through images.
The front profile gets revised lines that makes it look more aggressive than before
It now measures 200mm longer at 4,299mm and 30mm wider at 1,822 mm than the previous model
The 2017 Mini Countryman gets a busier rear layout. An electric tailgate control is available as an option
The 2017 Mini Countryman gets a new squarish headlight cluster instead of the circular rings
It gets satin-finished roof rails and larger ORVMs
The bumper features more muscles with the dual-tone treatment and gets dual chrome-tipped exhausts
The overall cabin layout looks similar to that of the previous iteration
The motors in the Cooper S Countryman and the Cooper D Countryman are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This comes as standard in the MINI Cooper SD Countryman, too
With the increase in dimensions, the cabin space too has gone up, states BMW
The 2017 Mini Countryman gets two petrol and two diesel engine options. It also gets a plug-in hybrid which is a first in the Countryman
Combined with the 65kW electric motor, the total output for the plug-in hybrid is 224PS and 385Nm. Mini claims a 0-100kmph time of 6.9s
The 2017 Mini Countryman will compete with the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and the upcoming Audi Q2