The new Mini Countryman 2018 will hit the market with some great redesigns and new things. This will be the second generation of Countryman, and we can definitely say that the new Mini is actually less Mini. Why? Because the new model will be wider and longer, and we can also expect stretched wheelbase. When can we expect it? It is not officially confirmed, but according to some rumors and speculations, this model will arrive in the second half of 2017, or even at the beginning of 2018.
Mini Countryman 2018 – More Comfort, More Style:
The new model Mini Countryman 2018 is quite a large model compared to its predecessor. That is very good news for all big families, and for all fans of Mini. The longer wheelbase means more space inside the cabin, and more space inside the cabin means improved comfort for all passengers. When it comes to length, this model will be even 8.1 inches longer than the previous model. Also, we can expect 1.3 inches wider body. Thanks to these facts, the newly model will be the biggest Mini ever built. When it comes to some specific details from the outside, we can expect some slight redesigns, but nothing too much notable. At the front side, there is going to be recognizable but a bit revised front grille from Mini.
The headlights will remain the same, just a bit bigger. Also, we can expect the next generation of LED system for all the lights on the vehicle. The bumper at the front side will be more muscular, and here we can notice larger openings and larger fog lights. Also, the air intakes will be larger. At the sides, we can expect large wheels made from aluminum, but its size is unknown at this point.
From the inside of Mini Countryman 2018, as we already wrote, we can expect a better level of comfort. The cabin will provide more space, and the rear passengers will have 3.8 inches more legroom. Also, all seats will be most likely covered with leather (however, we don’t know whether this is optional or standard). When it comes to some other details, we can expect the same rounded dashboard with the large touchscreen display. Also, this model will most likely provide updated infotainment system. We can expect four spoke steering wheel with beautiful design and with a lot of buttons on it. Some of the other interior features will include modern air condition, cruise control, great audio system, so many connectivity features and also a lot of safety systems.
Mini Countryman 2018 – Engine Options:
The recently developed Mini Countryman 2018 will have three engine options. The first engine will be the 1.6-liter inline-4 engine with the max power output of 121 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. This engine will have a fuel economy rate of 27/34 mpg (manual), 25/30 mpg (automatic). The second engine option is 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 with the capability of generating up to 181 horsepower at 5,500 rpm as well as 177 lb-ft of torque at 1,600-5,000 rpm. The last engine is also 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4, but with the max power output of 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 192 lb-ft of torque at 1,900-5,000 rpm. The standard transmission will be 6-speed manual Getrag transmission, while the optional will be 6-speed automatic.
Mini Countryman 2018 – Rumors Date and Price Expected:
The release date of the Mini Countryman 2018 will be most likely in the second half of 2017. When it comes to prices, unfortunately, we don’t have info about that because it is not announced yet. As soon as we receive official information, we will let you know.