Mini Australia has announced local specs and pricing for the updated 2021 Countryman range.
Priced from $44,500 plus on-road costs, Mini will offer five variants at launch: Countryman, S Countryman, Hybrid, John Cooper Works Countryman Pure and John Cooper Works Countryman.
Style-wise, the new Countryman gets a redesigned radiator grille, new front and rear bumper design, LED lighting and new light graphics at the rear which trace the outline of a Union Jack motif.
The entry-level Countryman (priced from $44,500 plus on-road costs) uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque, it’s mated with a seven-speed DCT. It can dash from 0 to 100km/h in 9.7 seconds with a 6.3L/100km fuel consumption rating.
Equipment highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette front sports seats, comfort access, an automatic tailgate, a 5.5-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen system with MINI Connected, wireless phone charging and Apple CarPlay.
Adaptive cruise control with stop & go, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, parking sensors and an electronic differential lock are also standard.
The Cooper S Countryman (from $52,900 plus on-road costs) gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 141kW and 280Nm, it’s paired with a seven-speed DCT.
The 0-100km/h dash is cut to 7.5 seconds while it sips 6.7L/100km on the combined cycle.
Additional features include MINI Driving Modes (Sport, Mid, Green), piano black headlight surrounds, bezels around rear lights, front grille frame, door handles and badges.
Larger 18-inch alloy wheels, a John Cooper Works steering wheel, Leather Cross Punch front sports seats in Carbon Black, piano black interior highlights and forward collision warning with a visual and audio warning are also included.
The Hybrid Countryman (from $60,900 plus on-road costs) uses the same three-cylinder petrol engine found in the base car complimented by an electric motor and 9.6kWh battery. In total, the system produces a combined 165kW of power and 385Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic sends power to the All4 all-wheel drive system.
Mini says the hybrid offers an electric driving range of 55 to 61km when the battery is fully charged.
Stepping up to the John Cooper Works Countryman Pure (from $61,915 plus on-road costs) nets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine tuned to develop 225kW and 450Nm.
Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. With the aid of launch control, it completes the 0-100km/h dash in 5.1 seconds.
Additional kit includes sport suspension, a high-performance 17-inch braking system featuring fixed four-piston front calipers, side scuttles in John Cooper Works design with integrated turn indicator, radiator grille with black honeycomb insert and red grille insert surround, a JCW rear spoiler, dual central exhaust tailpipes in JCW design,
Leather/Dinamica front sports seats and an Anthracite headliner.
The top-spec John Cooper Works Countryman (from $67,818 plus on-road costs) runs the same powertrain but adds adaptive suspension, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, Leather Cross Punch Sports seats in Carbon Black, a head-up display and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
2021 Mini Countryman pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Cooper Countryman - $44,500
Cooper S Countryman - $52,900
Hybrid Countryman - $60,900
John Cooper Works Countryman Pure - $61,915
John Cooper Works Countryman - $67,818
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