Geneva, Switzerland – Mini has unveiled its new Countryman at the Geneva Motor Show, marking the world debut of the brand’s fourth model.
The Countryman is the first Mini with four doors and a large tailgate, the first measuring more than four metres in length, and the first available with optional all-wheel drive.
The company is also showing the new Mini One Convertible, the Mini One Minimalist, and the new Mini Connected entertainment system.
The Mini Countryman is intended to bridge the gap between the classic concept of the Mini and a modern sports utility vehicle. It will be available with three gasoline and two diesel engines, both of which will come with optional ALL4 all-wheel drive. An innovative standard feature is its Center Rail storage and fastening system that allows modular positioning of various storage units.
Mini announced that all of its Mini, Clubman and Convertible models will benefit from its “Minimalism” philosophy, which balances performance and CO2 emissions. It is also available in the new, entry-level Mini One Minimalist, with the lowest level of fuel consumption and emissions seen so far in a Mini with a gasoline engine.
Mini Connected, making its market launch in the Mini Countryman, offers a unique USB interface for optimum integration of the Apple iPhone into the car’s audio and infotainment system. For the first time in an automobile, Mini Connected ensures a complete network with entertainment, communication and online functions, along with vehicle information, all provided by modern smartphone technology. The system also includes a Web Radio function, allowing drivers to receive radio stations anywhere in the world, provided the station transmits its programs in the database of radio broadcasters. Mini is the first car manufacturer in the world to offer the function in a regular production car.