The 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman had its premiere at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The new model will bring certain changes that cannot be called drastic, but they will make the difference. The changes will mostly concern the appearance of the crossover, both interior and exterior. The new model will have a new, refreshed and more attractive look which should increase the number of its buyers, though this figure was huge even before the changes. In addition, the new model will have its interior altered to fit the new exterior, and it will offer some new gadgets. The new 2015 Mini Countryman will feature the newest generation of the Mini Connected infotainment system and there are announcements about some new, additional safety gadgets. Even though the concept of this hatchback is well received at the audience, and the model made impressive sale there years, the 2015 Countryman will be the last model of the famous hatchback before it is replaced with the all-new model based on the BMW’s platform. Therefore, the new Coutryman will not represent a fully-redesigned model, just a carryover. However, the new hatchback will be more than interesting. Let’s take a look at what the car will offer in a couple of months when it gets released.
2015 Mini Countryman Gets New Exterior
The 2015 Mini Countryman will have a new exterior. Its design will be changed so that the model could look more modern and fierce. The 2015 model will have a revised grille, followed by slightly updated headlights. The new model will offer both LED fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The new modern lights will be combined with numerous chrome details so the exterior will look sharp and aggressive. Also, the 2015 Countryman will offer new body colors and a novelty of a 17-inch alloy wheels. In addition, there will be some more changes and details offered with the new crossover depending on the model chosen. For example, all all-wheel drive models will have an underbody guards as standard, except for the John Cooper Works Countryman, while the other front-wheel drives will have this offered as optional.
The 2015 Mini Countryman will have a slightly restyled interior. The new cabin appearance will now hold some chrome details, such as air vents and certain styling changes which concern the organisation of the dashboard and similar. What is more important here are new gadgets that the model will offer. The new crossover will have the latest generation of the Mini Connected infotainment system. The latter has fantastic connectivity to smartphones and iPhone, but it also offers numerous other advantages. In addition, the new model will have a long list of safety systems which will surely interest most of the buyers. The 2015 Countryman’s safety gadgets are, among others, tire pressure monitoring, 4-wheel ABS, park distance control, parking assist, stability and traction control, post-collision safety system and much more. As for the comfort and space, the new model will offer 42.2 cubic feet of space with its seats folded.
Engine Lineup Carried Over
The 2015 Mini Countryman will keep the same engine lineup as the current model. The basic setup will be a 1.6-liter inline-four engine that generates 121 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Mini Cooper S Countryman will use the same 1.6-liter inline-four unit, but it will have a turbocharged. This will enable the unit to produce 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. As for the 2015 John Cooper Works Countryman, it will use a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four mill that produces 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, there will be two options available. The first one is a six-speed manual transmission and the other one is the six-speed automatic gearbox. The drive modes oddered are ALL4 for all-wheel drive, which is standard for the JCW Countryman, and the rear-wheel drive as standard for the Cooper S, while the ALL4 will be an option for the latter.
2015 Mini Countryman Release And Price
The 2015 Mini Countryman will be released by the end of this year. The price for the base model will be $22,750, while the Cooper S will cost $26,100 with the rear-wheel drive, whereas the ALL4 will increase this figure to $27,850. The most expensive model, the 2015 John Cooper Works Countryman will cost $35,350.