MINI Countryman appeared in the automotive world two years ago. Now it comes back equipped with all-wheel drive and benefiting from an extensive round of modifications. The spacious five-door's MINI is now additionally improved in terms of ease of use and practicality.

To be more precise some of the modifications include newly designed rings encircling the Centre Speedo and four air vents immediately. They can be found across the board in the colour shade Carbon Black and also have an inner ring in high-gloss black or – as part of the Chrome Line Interior option – in chrome.

Furthermore, the newly designed door inserts also contribute to better comfort and practicality. For instance, remodelled door armrests deliver comfortable support for the arms, and the controls for the electric windows are now also positioned in the door trim. A full control panel is integrated into the door armrest on the driver's side.

In addition to all these changes, the switches clustered here feature the controls for all the windows, the deactivation facility for the rear window controls and adjustment for the exterior mirrors. Another highlight is that the Countryman will come as standard with a three-seat rear bench.

Additional changes to the model line-up include range of interior colors, interior trim elements and Colour Lines, which will be announced more specifically later this year. Some of them however, include Brilliant Copper metallic and Blazing Red metallic.

An important fact to mention is that the customers are being offered a better choice of engine variants - three petrol and three diesel units. They generate outputs stretching from 66 kW/90 hp to 135 kW/184 hp. Almost all models will be equipped with six-speed automatic gearbox.

And do you remember the sporty MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, powered by the turbocharged 160 kW/218 hp engine? Well, it will go along with ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, which will be fitted as standard. The impressive efficiency of the engines and gearboxes along with extensive MINIMALISM technology will offer to any driver great balance between driving fun and fuel economy.

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Source: MINI