Revised Countryman will go on sale in the UK following its debut in New York today
Mark Tisshaw
16 April 2014

A revised version of the Mini Countryman has been revealed, complete with a subtle new look and improved fuel economy.

All-wheel-drive versions are the biggest beneficiaries of the styling changes, with flared side sills and revised front and rear bumpers hinting at the car’s more rugged nature. A more prominent hexagonal grille also lends extra presence to the new model.

The Cooper S model gets a small increase in power, from 182bhp to 188bhp, while CO2 emissions are down and economy is improved across the range, with all engines now meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. Elsewhere, new paint choices are also available, alongside new alloy wheel designs and LED fog lights.

The new Countryman range is set to reach the UK this summer after its debut at this week’s New York motor show. The Paceman is also expected to get the same changes.

Mini says the Countryman is "an important pillar of growth" for the brand, with global sales of more than 350,000 units. 

Read more New York motor show news.

Additional reporting by Darren Moss

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16 April 2014
I look at the lettering on the tailgate and think "who put the Count in Countryman?"

16 April 2014
....until someone strategically removes an "O" and and "R" from a tailgate somewhere*

(*coming soon to an unsuspecting estate agent near you)

16 April 2014
I've defended MINI's on so many occasions, but the Countryman really is awkwardly styled. I like the Paceman weirdly, and I don't mind the idea of the Countryman. Just wish it was styled a lot better. Perhaps Mk2 version will improve this

16 April 2014
The countryman is without doubt one of teh most ill conceived cars around, the interior is so poorly placed, with buttons that you cant access without taking your eyes of the road for periods of time, and the Auto box is really crap. the paddles refuse to change up or down when your over or under revving, and the fuel consumption has to be some of the worst around, and a total fairy story based on manufactures lies. For a car of this size, the rear access and space is dire as is the boot space, along with a very heavy tailgate. the diesel engine is so unrefined, it sounds like a 1960's Massey Ferguson, and it goes just as well.

17 April 2014
In my view the mini brand/range bears no resemblance with the original
BMW have in my view made a complete pigs ear of the models.
A mini to me was a cheap and cheerful car.some that brought a smile to my face.
Cheap to buy.cheap to run and cheap to repair.
They where cars that the man in the street had for every day transport.
The modern mini whilst put together very well is from a design point of view an abortion,it is very expensive to buy and run, has major problems when it gets old and is nothing more than a fashion statement.
Fiat have the right idea, a cheap reincarnation of the old 500, cheap to buy and run and repair.
It is not pretending to be something it is not.and if proof was needed has sold in respectable numbers.
They hold no unpleasant surprises for ownership.cost,reliability etc as they are based on fiat conventional running gear.
The mini by comparison is few and far between on the roads, looks atrocious compared with the fiat.
It is a car range that has been pushed too far, a vehicle on steroids.
Bloated an down right ugly.
I run old cars and do not envisage myself buying an old new mini.
I would need to befriend a good garage if I did, I have even informed by my local spanner man that amongst other things ,gearboxes go,electrics are a problem and they rot.
So B M W. Stop trying to kid the customers.
To get my custom they would have to revert the brand completely back to its roots, like fiat.cheap to buy, not the inflated prices mini charge, easy to repair, not requiring a degree in mechanical engineering and very cheap to run.

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Darren Moss wrote:

A revised version of the Mini Countryman has been revealed, complete with a subtle new look and improved fuel economy.

All-wheel-drive versions are the biggest beneficiaries of the styling changes, with flared side sills and revised front and rear bumpers hinting at the car’s more rugged nature. A more prominent hexagonal grille also lends extra presence to the new model.

The Cooper S model gets a small increase in power, from 182bhp to 188bhp, while CO2 emissions are down and economy is improved across the range, with all engines now meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. Elsewhere, new paint choices are also available, alongside new alloy wheel designs and LED fog lights.

The new Countryman range is set to reach the UK this summer after its debut at this week’s New York motor show. The Paceman is also expected to get the same changes.

Mini says the Countryman is "an important pillar of growth" for the brand, with global sales of more than 350,000 units. 

Read more New York motor show news.

Additional reporting by Darren Moss

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