2018 Mini Countryman launched
The second generation of the Mini Countryman Cooper S, Cooper SD and Cooper JCW has been launched in India at Rs 34.9 lakh, 37.4 lakh and for 44.4 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi) . The car was showcased at this year’s Auto Expo and will be locally assembled at the automaker’s Chennai plant. The new gen Countryman has grown larger in size compared to its predecessor. It is 200mm longer, 30mm wider, and the wheelbase increases by 75mm. The Countryman Cooper S and S JCW gets a four-cyl petrol unit which produces 189bhp and 280Nm while the Countryman Cooper SD’s 2.0-litre diesel power plant produces 187bhp and 400Nm. Both the plants are mated to an 8-speed auto ‘box as standard. The Countryman also gets Mini’s ALL4 AWD system.
The design has been refreshed with new headlamps and an updated grille. The extended Mini look has been retained, while the classic rear has been carried over with some subtle changes. The JCW Inspired model gets an exclusive British Racing Green paint scheme with a white roof, hood stripes and mirror caps. Standard features for the models include a panaroma glass roof, Harmon Kardon music system, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, two-tone climate control, three driving modes, DAS, and an automatic tailgate.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The all-new Mini Countryman is built for adventure and an ideal companion for city trips to country getaways and long journeys. The second journey of the Mini Countryman represents a more distinctive and mature proposition of an ultimate all-rounder with ample space for you and your family. It is a perfect fit for an urban environment offering unique driving comfort, refined interiors and clever functionality. Every road marks the beginning of a new chapter, whether it’s a winding country road or the bustle of the city, now you can truly unleash your inner adventure.”