2013 MINI Countryman Heading to 2012 LA Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The updated 2013 MINI Countryman will be heading to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, showing off its new interior and all-wheel drive system.

The refreshed Countryman comes two years after it originally debuted with changes to its center console – adding a new storage cubby – while the driver’s side door now comes equipped with all-around window controls and switches for the electric door mirrors.

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In addition, the British automaker gave its Countryman new door inserts while the armrests were redesigned for more comfort. The center-mounted speedometer and air vents are now surrounded by a carbon-black ring, while buyers have the option for gloss black or chrome. The 2013 model year also comes with a three-seat rear bench as standard, though two individual seats are available as an option for no additional cost.

The 2013 MINI Countryman also sees two new exterior colors, Brilliant Copper Metallic and Blazing Red Metallic. The engine offerings will remain the same as its predecessors.

GALLERY: 2013 MINI Countryman

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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