Rather than a next-generation product, the 2015 Countryman updates are “most cosmetic” MINI spokesman Rob Duda tells AutoGuide and will include both equipment and material upgrades to both the interior and exterior.
MINI has not confirmed is the improvements will include interior updates similar to those found in the all-new 2014 MINI hardtop, namely, the removal of the center speedometer and a reduction in the use of toggle switches.
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These updates are expected to help keep the Countryman relevant until the second-generation model arrives somewhere around 2016.
Based off the new BMW 1 Series architecture, that car is expected to make use of a new powertrains including the new turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine and turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder found in the new 2014 hardtop models.
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