The new MINI Countryman launched in India
August 24, 2015: MINI India has launched the new MINI Countryman in India. It is a whole new combination of distinctive MINI body language, absorbing handling characteristics, spacious interior of a five-door car and the looks of a Sports Activity Vehicle that give shape to an extremely versatile vehicle.
The new MINI Countryman is available at MINI dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit at an ex-showroom price of INR 3,650,000.
The new MINI Countryman is available in Light White and Light Coffee non-metallic paintworks. A colourful range of 9 metallic paintworks includes Blazing Red, Brilliant Copper, Royal Grey, Absolute Black, Crystal Silver, Cosmic Blue, Jungle Green, Starlight Blue and Midnight Grey. Choice of upholstery includes Leather Gravity Carbon Black, Carbon Black or Leather Gravity Polar Beige, Polar Beige both including lumbar support as standard.
MINI Countryman’s bold powerdome, contoured bonnet, redesigned hexagonal grille, increased ground clearance, short overhangs and large xenon headlights with LED foglights together produce a commanding over-the-wheel stance ready to dominate the roads. Striking wheel arches and standard-fitted 17-inch alloy wheels also contribute to the visual impact of the new MINI Countryman. Chrome Line Interior and Chrome Line Exterior enhance the exclusive design. The horizontal proportions and vertical rear light clusters at the rear create a distinctively muscular look and underline the car’s sporting capability.
The slightly raised seating position inside allows easy entry and optimises the driver’s view over the road. The dashboard is even more striking with its pronounced, concave forms and a sporty yet functional feel. The height adjustable standard Sports Leather Seats along with multifunction Sport Leather Steering Wheel add to the dynamic driving feel of the new MINI Countryman. Radio MINI Boost CD complimented by optional state-of-the-art 10 speaker 640 watt Hi-Fi Harmon Kardon music system provides entertainment for all moods. A newly configured range of interior colours, trim elements and upholstery materials allows for particularly harmonious combinations.
The backseat is now available in a 40:20:40 split, perfect for people who want a 100 percent MINI, plus a little more space for their life and luggage. The optional Panaoramic Glass-roof adds to the sense of roominess.
The four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with common-rail injection and variable turbine geometry impresses with outstanding responsiveness and power delivery. An output of 82 kW / 112 hp produces a maximum torque of 270 Nm at 1,750 – 2250 rpm and accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just 11.3 seconds to a top speed of 185 km / hr.
The new six-speed Steptronic transmission stands out with its exceptional precision and shifting ability. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine enabling it to utilize its optimum power and efficiency. The driver can also take over manual control or gear changes using optional shift paddles. With its precise handling and captivating agility, the new MINI Countryman transplants the classic ‘go-kart’ response associated with the brand into a new vehicle concept. These attributes are complemented by outstanding ride comfort, equipping the Countryman perfectly for a wider range of usage.