The ladies and gentlemen of Munich may wince as they read this, but I suspect I’ll not be alone in suggesting that the new Countryman owes more than a passing nod of inspiration to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Nissan Qashqai. Just look at those wheel arches…

Read about the 2017 Mini Countryman reveal here

No more is the Countryman a mere blown-up version of the mainstream Mini. This new design ushers in a more practical era inside the car and a more exaggerated, perhaps even quirky and certainly more aggressive exterior look.