The all-new 2015 MINI Countryman has made an appearance ahead of its official debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
The newest version of MINI’s Countryman will sport its traditional four-door styling with a large tailgate, seating for five and optional all-wheel drive. Following in the footsteps of the new MINI Cooper, the Countryman’s styling has been freshened for a new generation and will be launching this July. The Countryman will be available in a variety models including the performance-oriented John Cooper Works variant. There will also be the Cooper and Cooper S versions with ALL4 all-wheel drive available as an option. Finally, the company will offer the MINI One, Cooper SD and Cooper D Countrymans with optional ALL4.
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The base model will be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 121 hp while the S and JCW models have 181 hp and 208 hp, respectively. MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system will come standard on JCW models and every model variant is available with an optional six-speed automatic while a six-speed manual is part of the standard equipment list.
As for as styling, certain tweaks have been done to the Countryman to give it a more aggressive look while new 17-inch wheels add to its rugged appearance if any MINI really deserves to be called that. There is also the addition of LED fog lights and daytime running lights. New paint jobs that 2015 MINI Countryman shoppers have to look forward to include Jungle Green Metallic, Midnight Grey Metallic, Piano Black and Starlight Blue Metallic.
Check back for more details on the 2015 MINI Countryman when AutoGuide gets an opportunity to see it in person on the show floor in New York.
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