MINI is giving its Countryman model some upgrades for the 2013 model year, including the addition of all-wheel drive, marking the British automaker’s first AWD offering for the Countryman.
For 2013, MINI outfitted its Countryman with some interior upgrades, including newly-designed rings on the signature central speedometer and around the air vents. They are finished in carbon black with the option of having a gloss black or chrome inner ring. The door inserts and armrests were also redesigned for the 2013 model year while the controls for the power windows have been moved to the door trim.
The Countryman will now come standard with a three-seat rear bench while a pair of single-seaters are available as a no-cost option. Buyers will also have the choice of two new exterior colors: brilliant copper metallic and blazing red metallic.
In the US, the MINI Countryman will be offered with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with 121 hp as standard, while the turbocharged Cooper S has 181 hp. The MINI JCW Countryman will have 208 hp of turbocharged fun. ALL4 all-wheel drive is now standard on the JCW model and is an option for the MINI S Countryman. Transmission options are a six-speed automatic or manual.
No pricing was announced for the 2013 MINI Countryman.