A prototype of an updated Mini Countryman crossover is seen on the tests

A prototype of an updated Mini Countryman crossover is seen on the tests

July 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The prototype of the long-awaited British novelty has a camouflage coating in the front and rear. The car can get an extended list of standard options and a large touch screen in the cabin. car will likely show in a year.

Recently, the Mini company is playing very cool and conservative in the current car market when it comes to updating the style of its models. Indeed, it requires an insightful look to notice the differences between the current brand models and those that were introduced almost 20 years ago. As an example, one can cite “spy” snapshots of a prototype of the updated Mini Countryman mini crossover, which is likely to receive a slightly different front and rear.

The current generation of the cross-country race appeared in the 2017 model year, and this update seems to retain the slightly rounded features of the Countryman compared to other Mini models. Details on the front bumper are difficult to determine, since camouflage and hard surfaces behind it do their job quite effectively.

We expect this exterior detail to take on a style similar to other recently updated Mini models, with smaller vents in the corners and high beam lamps located in the same corners. The false radiator grille may be slightly reduced in size, although it should retain its miniature appearance. At the rear, a slightly modified lower bumper and rear lights seem to be the only changes.

  Since the JCW Countryman, which is a “charged” (301 hp) version of the model, was introduced in early 2019, we do not expect to see a presentation of the observed prototype in the near future. According to our best estimates, the updated Countryman can debut in about a year as a 2021 model.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the MINI would completely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2030. This was announced by the managing director of MINI Peter Schwarzenbauer. The first electric car of the company unexpectedly received high interest, and the increasingly stringent environmental requirements of European cities are only pushing for complete electrification.