2024 Mini Countryman Teased in Two EV Flavors, Up To 308 HP

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

While there will still be gas- and hybrid-powered models, the largest Mini model is going full-electric next year.

Mini on Wednesday revealed more information on the upcoming, third-generation Countryman SUV. The brand aims to electrify its entire portfolio by the end of the decade, and the Countryman will lead that charge with two different EV models at launch.

As is typical of most models these days, the Countryman is getting bigger as it switches generations. The 2024 will grow almost half a foot in length, now stretching 174.4 inches (4,429 millimeters), and over two inches in height (now 63.5 in / 1,613 mm). Mini promises this will translate to more space for people. For those keeping score at home, we’re nearing the point where a Mini model is now 50-percent larger than the original ’50s model.

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The wild camouflage of the official spy photos hides most of the details of this new model. We can make out a slightly more squished headlight shape, with a new LED signature that bisects the lamp itself. A big, round grille continues to be a Mini design trend, though this EV naturally fills it all in. Mini can’t hide the super-simple, six-spoke wheel design, however. These are made from 70-percent secondary aluminum for a cleaner environmental footprint.

The all-electric Countryman will come in two trims, at least initially. Up first is the Mini Countryman E, which uses a front-mounted single-motor setup worth 188 horsepower. The Mini Countryman SE ALL4 will be the brand’s first all-wheel drive EV, adding another motor to the rear axle for a combined 308 hp. Today’s press release states that the battery capacity is 64.7 kWh, though earlier teasers suggested a smaller pack for the front-drive model.

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According to the company, the Countryman will be capable of an estimated 450 kilometers (280 miles) on a single charge. It did not specify which model would be capable of that figure—and as that’s the WLTP number, we expect a slightly smaller one once the EPA gets its hands on the car.

While Mini only showed off the camo’d Countryman exterior today, the company shared that the interior features large amounts of recycled materials. This includes the surfaces of the dashboard, steering wheel, headliner, floor, and floor mats.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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