Mini has revealed pricing and specification details for the new Mini Countryman, the largest model in its range, which will grow in size and go on sale with a choice of petrol and electric options.
The new Mini Countryman will cost £29,025 in the UK. It shares the same specification levels as the new electric Mini Cooper - which will be launched alongside its SUV sibling in electric-only guise - but can also be selected as a sporty John Cooper Works performance model.
Standard equipment on entry-level Classic models includes the firm’s updated, 9.45in circular infotainment display, a reversing camera, a power tailgate, LED headlights and automatic wipers. Keyless go is also a basic feature, as is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Next-step Exclusive cars start from £31,525 and come with a digital driver's display behind the steering wheel, automatic headlights and silver exterior trim. This specification also includes brown dashboard upholstery and front sports seats.
Countryman Sport models kick off from £32,725 and receive Mini atmospheric Experience Modes, plus a hexagonal-design grille surround, sturdier John Cooper Works sports seats, sports brakes and JCW-inspired dashboard upholstery.
John Cooper Works cars gain a performance-inspired exterior makeover, plus a dual-clutch sports transmission, wireless phone charging, a premium Harman Kardon sound system and a glossy front grille. JCW cars are also fitted with dynamic stability control and a set of 19in alloy wheels. Prices start from £40,425.
Three petrol engines will be available – two 1.5-litre turbo triples and a 2.0-litre turbo four-pot from the BMW X1. The Countryman C has 167bhp at its front wheels; the S All4 has 215bhp going to both axles; and the JCW All4 gets 296bhp and 295lb ft of torque for a 0-62mph time of 5.4sec.
Meanwhile, the electric Mini Countryman commands a significantly higher price tag, kicking off from £42,025 in the UK. Exclusive models start from £44,525, while top-rung Sport variants cost £200 more at £45,725.