Second generation MINI Countryman is detailed ahead of official debut at Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled from November 18-27, 2016. It can be noted for its increased proportions both where length (200mm) and width (30mm) are concerned, offering added head and leg room within its cabin.
It sits on an extended wheelbase increased by 75mm positioning the new MINI Countryman more in a compact SUV category. Cargo space has also been enhanced by 30%, up from 220 liters seen in its earlier counterpart to 450 liters or 1,309 liters when rear seats are folded flat.
2017 MINI Countryman boasts of a more angular design and new head and tail lamp designs. It gets creases across its fenders adding to its rugged stance while interiors have been detailed with a large touchscreen positioned on its central console.
2017 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 gets powered by a BMW 225xe propulsion system with its 1.5 liter three cylinder gasoline engine offering 134 hp peak power driving the front wheels. A 6 speed autobox along with an electric motor offering 87 hp sends power to rear wheels while the system offers a combined 221 hp power and 385 Nm torque. In pure electric drive, top speed stands at 125 kmph while fuel consumption stands at 2.1l/100 kms and auto emissions at 49 g/km.
Though pricing is not announced as on date, the 2017 MINI Countryman is set for sales across the US from March 2017 while the plug-in hybrid variant could make its way to company showrooms later next year.