Rana Das, New Delhi: BMW’s Mini has now launched the all-new Countryman SUV in India on Thursday. The model is priced nearly at par with them at Rs 34.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Mini Countryman is a subcompact crossover SUV, the first car of this type to be launched by Mini. It was launched in 2010 and received a facelift in 2014. The second generation car came out in 2017. Mini is a British automotive marque, owned by BMW since 2000, and used by them for a range of small cars.
The car should be available for display and sale across all Mini showrooms in India by mid-May. The second-generation Mini Countryman is available in three variants – the Cooper S (Rs 34.90 lakh), Cooper SD (Rs 37.40 lakh) and the sporty Cooper S JCW Inspired (Rs 41.40 lakh).
Mini’s latest model is now more practical, comfortable and luxurious than the earlier gen Countryman, as we recently found out in our exclusive drive of the Countryman Cooper S.
BMW will unveil new logo for the Mini Countryman, and the new logo will be available in all Mini cars by 2018-end. It will be available in light white, island blue, thunder grey, melting sliver, chilli red and British racing green colours.
The new Mini Countryman is powered by an all-new range of petrol and diesel engines developed from the latest Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology. Standard 8-speed automatic steptronic transmission offers more efficient, comfortable and sporty driving due to a broader gear spread and smaller engine speed steps. The sports automatic steptronic transmission with shift paddles in the Cooper S JCW Inspired variant makes for even sportier driving.
The 2018 Mini Countryman SD is powered by a 1,995cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 190PS and 400Nm and that enables it to go from naught to 100kmph in 7.7s.
The 2018 Mini Countryman S uses a 1,998cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 192PS and 280Nm and goes from 0-100kmph in 7.5s.