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More inside than a regular Optional rear two-seat is attractive The various audio and options are impressive Performance two-wheel drive car is sufficient for motoring


It’s than you think Not as agile as the three-door hatch Other conventional rivals still the edge in overall space and It’s very easy to get away with the options

It’s impossible to ignore the of the Mini. It has captured the imagination of of buyers who are tempted by the engaging cheeky looks and high of personalisation. The Countryman improves on winning formula for many the addition of more space for

The Countryman sits somewhere an SUV and an MPV. In terms of size it is the Mini, and is just a few centimetres than a BMW 1 Series. Its exterior is a clear blend of the family styling cues combined a high-riding profile designed to it with smaller SUVs.

Unlike the smaller models, the is a genuine five-seater, although are given a choice of a rear seat or a pair of individual with a storage system the two. The boot space is than on both the hatchback and models, at last turning it a viable family car.

with a four-wheel drive — new for the Mini line-up there’s a conventional front-wheel range for buyers who like the SUV but won’t be straying from the The payoff is a reduction in consumption and which will likely be a deal for urban dwelling

If that all sounds conventional the Countryman’s cabin will be familiar to fans of the Mini. The car has a mix of new and over elements from the Mini and the quality has improved yet As you’d expect there’s no of cost options available, plenty of scope to personalise a car to own taste.

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Although an inevitable addition to the range, the Countryman offers a for buyers that was previously not to them. Anyone seeking space or with a small will appreciate the extra the Countryman brings. It’s not as to drive as a regular Mini, but because the Countryman is a ‘grown-up’

As an alternative to all the other compact it’s an attractive proposition.

If you want to drive down the of Countryman ownership, the diesel pretty much selects Although all the various engine are much improved over iterations, the diesel’s tax-friendly, low CO2 is hard to beat. Of course, it requires self restraint it comes to the options list.

Space and practicality

Family can now rejoice at the appearance of the Countryman. For there’s finally a Mini can cope with decent of luggage and full-sized adults in the Storage space is not exceptional, but the storage system is useful and the seating options allows the of luggage space to be fully

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Even if you leave out the four-wheel drive system, still the standard ESP, a safety cell and numerous Isofix mounting points in the complete its family-friendly credentials.


Mini executives have been keen to stress the enjoyment element the various The Countryman is no different, although extra size, weight and practicality means it will directly challenge the conventional car. The steering is still if not quite as direct as the hatchback, and all the controls respond keenly to It is far from hyperactive though, and is to trickle through traffic.

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And in the lack of all-wheel drive is noticeable in the real world.

car appeal

First car appeal

and image

It goes without that the Mini’s image is untouchable. Recalling the original Mini but offering modern and reliability, the high degree of also allows buyers to a car that feels individual. perceived and actual quality has been a strong point Mini.


Unlike the three-door the Countryman boasts four, doors, access to the cabin is for occupants fore and aft. The headroom is another helpful It’s the same story for the with its good sized and low loading lip.

Stereo and ICE (In car

With the base offering a radio/CD unit — as there’s no shortage of quality available. The main controls immediately intuitive but it’s a struggle. Steering wheel controls are easier to understand,

Predictably, upgraded systems are and include MP3 player connectivity a web-enabled service tied to phones over Bluetooth for radio and much more.

adds more space for

Colours and trim

As you’ve to expect from Mini, a wide choice of bright and subdued exterior colours to from to help the car stand Inside, the vast majority of the and fabrics feel sturdy and while the mix of chrome and black works well.

Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
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Mini Countryman Electric Cars
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