According to sources, the next MINI Countryman will become a more “authentic” SUV when it arrives late next year.
Now that we’ve seen the new MINI Clubman and with the Cooper Convertible’s debut also expected soon, the attention is being focused on what form will the next-generation MINI Countryman take. According to sources, the next Countryman will become a more “authentic” SUV when it arrives late next year.
What exactly does that mean? The next Countryman will reportedly become more rugged than the current model with a more spacious interior. It will be based on the same UKL platform as the new Clubman and it’s expected to be around 150 millimeters longer and at least 10mm wider than the current Countryman.
Although many MINI purists were against the Countryman when it was introduced, since it was seen as a step too far for the brand, it has ended up accounting for at least a third of the brand’s sales. While the Countryman has been a sales success, the same can’t be said for the Paceman crossover coupe, which is expected to disappear when the new Countryman arrives.