BMW Group India launched the all-new Mini Countryman at a starting price of Rs.34.90 lakh. Available in three variants – Cooper S (Petrol), Cooper SD (Diesel) and Cooper S JCW Inspired (Petrol), this second generation MINI Countryman is manufactured at the BMW Group Plant Chennai.
The 2018 Mini Countryman has grown in size as compared to its predecessor. It is now 20 cms longer, 3 cms wider and the wheelbase has also been extended by 75 mm. The car gets a luggage capacity of 450 litres, which can be further increased to 1,309 litres by folding the rear seats.
Contrasting roof, upright rear lights, hexagonal radiator grille, large headlamps and satin-finished aluminium roof rails are other distinctly noticeable changes. The Picnic Bench that folds out of the luggage compartment to provide seating space for two is a unique feature of this car.
Speaking at the launch, 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 econd generation 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 adventurer.”
“MINI has been recognized for its ideas, inspiration and passion. We want to continue this successful story with a refined brand strategy and a visually-renewed identity. The latest redesign of MINI logo and showroom brings in a new chapter in the inspiring history of the brand. The purpose of reinventing ourselves is to become even closer to the MINI target group ideology that is progressive, creative and modern.” he further added.
The ex-showroom prices (effective June 2018) of the three variants are as follows –
MINI Countryman Cooper S (Petrol) : INR 34,90,000
MINI Countryman Cooper SD (Diesel) : INR 37,40,000
MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired (Petrol) : INR 41,40,000
MINI Countryman Cooper S (Petrol), offers more premium technology and design features than ever before. With the Automatic Tail Gate, Cruise Control, LED Headlight, Fog Light, Multifunction steering wheel, Centre armrest in front and rear and the Radio MINI Boost 6.5” as standard, the all-new MINI Countryman comes ready for any adventure.
MINI Countryman Cooper SD (Diesel) features the Cooper SD engine for the first time in India that delivers 190 hp and 400 nm torque. With superior handling, no city corner or hill climb is a challenge. The Panorama Glass Roof and Electric Seat Adjustment with memory further adds convenience and driving fun.
MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired (Petrol) is equipped with John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit, rear roof spoiler and impressive 18-inch JCW thrill spoke alloy wheels. John Cooper Works influence continues in the illuminated cockpit with the JCW sports leather steering wheel. The car is equipped with premium features such as the ‘Leather Cross Punch’ Sport Seats, Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Speaker System, MINI Find Mate and the MINI Wired Package. The MINI Wired Package includes Navigation System Professional and MINI Connected XL 8.8” screen with Touch Controller and Bluetooth mobile connectivity.
The MINI Countryman series will be offered with 5 colour options – Island Blue, Light White, Chilli Red, Melting Silver and Thunder Grey. The MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired gets an exclusive shade of British Racing Green. Similarly, Leatherette Carbon Black will be available as standard upholstery while the Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black is reserved for the MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired.
The typical MINI cockpit impresses with its clear horizontal structure, stretched lines and generously sized surfaces. The iconic circular central instrument panel is surrounded by an LED ring offering a brilliant colour display in 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch touchscreen. The MINI Excitement Pack features LED interior and ambient lighting. The electric seat adjustment with memory function now offers enhanced head and shoulder space for both the driver and front passenger. The three full-fledged seats at the rear make for ample and comfortable seating for rear passengers.
The all-new MINI Countryman is the roomiest and the most spacious MINI yet. The increased space allows five adults to sit comfortably with ample luggage space, making the all-new MINI Countryman a perfect companion for long journeys.
Standard safety package includes ABS with Brake Assist, cornering brake control, front and passenger airbags, dynamic stability control and crash sensor.