Launched on the global market in May, the revamped version of the Mini Countryman finally arrives in Brazil, fulfilling the manufacturer’s promise to start sales in 2020. The crossover based on Cooper will be available in four versions, with prices between R $ 199,990 and R $ 299,990, offering a simple variant with the 1.5 turbo of 136 hp, the sporty John Cooper Works with the 2.0 turbo of 306 hp and two plug-in hybrid options of 224 hp.
Restyled just two years after the generation’s launch, the Mini Countryman 2021 received redesigned headlights with LED lights as standard, while the lanterns received the Union Jack style, imitating the UK flag. The front bumper accompanies the changes, as does the grille. The wheels are also new.
Inside, the big debut is the digital instrument panel using a 5-inch screen, a feature that was already used by Cooper in the SE and John Cooper Works versions. The finish was revised, adopting a new standard for the seat covers. The multimedia center continues with an 8.8-inch screen, which receives a new design and uses touch-sensitive buttons.
As it is just a restyling, the measures have not been changed. Or Countryman measures 4.29 meters in length and has a wheelbase of 2.67 m, making it the largest model in Mini and heralded as the company’s “SUV”. Its trunk has a capacity of 450 liters, dropping to 405 liters in plug-in hybrid versions because of the batteries.
The most basic version will be Cooper Countryman, without a proper name. It costs R $ 199,990 and comes standard with 8.8 ”multimedia center, full-LED headlights, digital panel, leather trim for the interior and steering wheel, parking sensor, adaptive cruise control, roof rack, alloy wheels lightweight 17 ”, GPS navigator and more. Its engine is the 1.5 turbo with 136 hp and 22.4 kgfm of torque, accompanied by the steptronic automated gearbox with double clutch and 7 gears.
For those who want to continue with the car without electrification, the other option is Countryman John Cooper Works ALL4, for R $ 299,990. Like all JCW, its focus is on sportsmanship, adopting the 2.0 turbo of 306 hp and 45.8 kgfm, while the Steptronic dual-clutch transmission now has 8 gears and a launch control function. Much more equipped, it receives Harman Kardon sound system, side mirrors with folding and memory, panoramic sunroof, automatic opening and closing of the trunk, head-up display, internal LED lighting, driving mode selector, among others. The look is much more aggressive, adopting a rear spoiler, sport seats and exclusive wheels.
The two other versions are the Cooper SE Countryman plug-in hybrids. Both use the same mechanics, with the 1.5 turbo and another electric motor, delivering a total of 224 hp and 39.3 kgfm of torque, always with the 6-speed automatic transmission. Using only 9.6 kWh battery charge, it is capable of traveling for up to 57 km. It also has the ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
The Exclusive variant costs R $ 234,990 and, compared to the entry-level Mini Countryman, adds a reverse camera, panoramic sunroof, driving mode selector, ambient lighting, automatic opening and closing of the trunk and 18-inch alloy wheels ”. The Top version, on the other hand, will be sold for R $ 264,990 and has 19 ”wheels, a Harman Kardon sound system, head-up display, electrochromic internal rear view and leather finish.