The updates and redesigned 2016 Mini Countryman will be soon be released into the market after adorning some subtle modifications of its previous model. Therefore buyer should expect the vehicle to come with a lot in terms of beauty, elegance and style.
The model is expected to go on sale in the year 2017 after having undergone massive modifications for its fanatics. In comparison to the previous model, the new model will have bigger dimensions and therefore more headroom and legroom.
According to well-placed industry pundits, the new Countryman will come with a unique appearance along with a spectacular design hexagonal grille, and bigger size. Also the vehicle will come in different body colors which include grey, black and white.
The Countryman will come in adorned in different colors which include Absolute Black Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Brilliant Copper Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Crystal Silver Metallic, Earl Gray Metallic, Jungle Green Metallic, Light White, Midnight Grey Metallic, and Starlight Blue Metallic.
Also, interior color palette to expect will now include Carbon Black, Leatherette Graphite Carbon Black, Leather Gravity Polar Beige Carbon Black, Leather Lounge Championship Red, Leather Lounge Light Coffee, Leather Parallel Lines Light Tobacco, Leather/Cloth Parallel Lines Pure Red, and Leather/Cloth.
Exterior Changes & Interior Review – 2016 Mini Countryman
Buyers should look forward to the model being obscured by either yellow or black camouflage. The front fascia of this mini will be a close semblance to a hatchback and if not, then a closer similarity should be expected.
There will be chrome fittings adorning the front grille. Both LED and Xenon lights will be used for both the taillights and headlights. And since this new 2016 Mini Countryman looks bigger than its outgoing model, then it should be presumed to offer more space to its passengers. The wheels will be painted Dark Grey and will either be 16” or 18”.
Interior wise, the Countryman designers have decided to do away with the classic look of its predecessors and have come up with an all-new design. The cabin layout of the Countryman hatchback will certainly be a close semblance of the new MiniCooper Countryman.
Some new features which should be expected will include leather wrapped steering wheel, satellite navigation, and automatic climate control all of which will come standard.
Engine Specs – Mini Countryman 2016
Under the hood of the new car will be two types of engines to be offered including a diesel and a petrol one. The model is anticipated to feature an upgrade from 1.6 engines to 1.5L, three-cylinder engines.
The diesel version of the engines will be responsible in cranking out 115 hp and 199 pounds of torque. On the other hand, the gasoline engine will be able to crank out 181 hp and 192 pounds of torque.
Another possibility would be a 2L capacity engine for both 2016 Mini Countryman Mini SUV petrol and diesel powerplants. In such an eventuality, the petrol engine will be able to crank out 200 hp, while the diesel one will be able to yield 141 hp and 225 pounds of torque.
Both of these engines will come paired to either a six-speed auto or a six-speed manual transmission system. The power will be distributed evenly to the front wheels. The 2016 Mini Countryman Mini SUV will come with a top speed of 135 mph and an impressive acceleration of 7.5 seconds for a sprint of 0-60 mph.
2016 Mini Countryman Price & Release Date
Despite the fact that its close competitors are expensive, the new 2016 Mini Countryman hatchback model will come with a fair MSRP of between $22,750 and $35,350. The vehicle should be unmasked before the fall of this year and should hit showrooms next year.
Currently, the company has not given any hints as to whether the 2016 year model will feature models like Cooper S model or John Cooper Works (JCW). However, what we do know is that there will be the 2016 Mini Countryman Park Lane model.
Competitors – 2016 Mini Countryman
Arguably, the new Countryman will have to face off with Fiat 500L, which has successfully been able to follow into the footsteps of the Mini brand. The Italian made automobile has been developed as an iteration capable of matching Mini’s offering including the high-performance Abarth model and the 500L crossover.
Inspiring the 500L is a turbocharged, 1.4L MultiAir 4-cylinder unit that is capable of yielding about 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque and will be paired to a either a six-speed auto or a six-speed manual.
Its price will also be a thorn on 2016 Mini Countryman’s ass given that features a price tag of $19,100.