Upon its original debut, the Mini Countryman appeared to be quite strange to a great number of automotive buyers. A number of people have avoided purchasing the vehicle due to its highly unusual appearance. Over the years, the popularity of the vehicle has grown and for that reason the company has decided to deliver to the market the 2017 mini Countryman. Per a number of predictions, this variant of the vehicle will be, by far, the most popular model presented by the company. Unfortunately, all of the modifications that are being afforded to the vehicle are not currently known, but it is known that it will be larger as compared to its predecessor. Insiders and experts within the industry strongly contend that the newly popular vehicle will retain its robust aesthetic while modifications will be made to its performance levels and overall appearance.
2017 Mini Countryman – Engine and Performance
Under the hood of the new addition to the Mini portfolio, the power will be derived from a new engine that is said to have a number of versions. Currently, there are not detailed specifications known about all of the versions to be offered. There are three engine that we are known and they will be detailed in the following. The all three engine options have a capacity of 1.6 hp with a 121 horsepower, 181 hp and 280 horsepower. This power unit will be smartly mated with either a manual or automatic six speed gearbox. There is a possibility of electric motor version and will deliver power to the rear axle while power is taken from a Li-ion battery.
2017 Mini Countryman – Exterior and Interior Design
The front of the 2017 Mini Countryman will receive a broader grid that will find itself decorated with chromium details. Consumers will also, easily note the vehicle’s new wheels and headlights. The air intakes have been speculated to increase in conjunction with the overall size of the vehicle. Additional industry conjecture proclaims that although the vehicle will increase in its dimensions, it will actually be considerably compact and a truly practical vehicle. The rear lighting for the new Countryman will be outfitted with Xenon and LED technologies.
It has been assumed that the new offering of the 2017 Mini Countryman will measure in at 4.25 meters in length along with an increased width that will afford both the driver and their passengers with more interior space. Additionally, the cargo area will increase offering more storage space for anything that a consumer may need to transport on a regular basis. The cabin of the latest offering of the Countryman will be equipped with improved safety features as well as an updated infotainment system. The vehicle will also be brimming with driver assist features that include parking assistance and a healthy offering of convenience and functionality gadgets. Just with all automobiles that will be available within the upcoming model year, the 2017 Mini Countrymane will deliver consumers with satellite navigation, automatic climate control as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel.
2017 Mini Countryman – Release Date and Price
According to unsubstantiated reports, the 2017 Mini Countryman will arrive in dealership showrooms late this year. The base pricing for the line has been estimated to be within the neighborhood of $24,000. As we move closer to the close of the year, it is certain that the automaker will release more specified information.