The legendary British car manufacturers, Mini is back with its age old famous Countryman, but this time in a newer and better avatar. Boasting and bragging of a host of new upgrades and changes all over it, the 2016 Mini Countryman made its arrival known in the Geneva Car Show this year. This latest 2016 Mini Countryman will be only the third model in its famous line up which will carry the even more famous name on its badge. The BMW has been wise enough to settle for an update for the Mini branch, and this latest Countryman will obviously be no disappointment. With likely updates of designing, inside out and improved engine, this car will make a mark.
2016 Mini Countryman – Exterior and Interior Design
Bid goodbye to the classic look which has been the hallmark for all sorts of Mini’s throughout the years. 2016 Mini Countryman will boast of something of a newly planned designing inside its attractive cabin. Featuring an enormous dial in the middle of its comfortable dashboard, this car will surely make a lasting impression on anyone’s mind as this will become the center of attraction for the newly laid out design. Automatic controlling of the climate and navigation via sat-navigation will come as standard features on this latest Mini. To everyone’s surprise, a steering wheel enclosed in leather upholstery wrapping will also be offered as standard. An update for this car’s exterior facade has also been reported which includes a front end that has been made from grounds up and will likely bear resemblance with Mini’s new hatchback version. Experts are expecting a front grille that is bigger in size than its previous models and also expecting it to be surrounded on all sides by beautiful chrome lining. Air intake inlets will also become a lot bigger with installation of newly designed bumpers up front. Head lamps and tail lamps will be icing on the cake when it comes to 2016 Countryman’s exterior as both will face redesigning and will be backed up with LED lighting technology.
2016 Mini Countryman – Engine and Performance
While its previous version featured a 1.6 liter engine, this 2016 Mini Countryman will feature a 1.5 liter three cylinder engine which it will share with other contemporary Mini’s. This 1.5 liter unit should be able to pump out 135 hp comfortably as well as 150 pound feet of torque. This latest 2016 Countryman will also feature a diesel variant of the same engine which will produce 115 hp. This number may seem low, but at the same time diesel option will be packed with much more amount of torque than its petrol counterpart that will blend comfortably with this small crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle). Rumors of a likely two 2.0 liter engines are also ion the air. Just for the information, these engines will provide 170 hp for the diesel and 200 hp for the petrol variant. All engines will be mated with a 6 speed manual gear box. An option of a 6 speed automatic supporting a four wheel drive is also likely.
2016 Mini Countryman – Price and Release Date
The new model 2016 Mini Countryman will range from $25,000-$30,000. The release date is set to mid of 2016.