Today MINI officially announced the MINI Countryman. Here’s a quote from their press release:
MINI is adding a fourth model to the family, opening up a new dimension
of that unmistakable MINI feeling. As a genuine Crossover, the MINI
Countryman bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and
a modern Sports Activity Vehicle. Boasting enhanced opportunities in urban
mobility and beyond, the MINI Countryman offers that unique driving pleasure
so typical of MINI to new target groups requiring extra space and flexibility.
As the first model in the MINI range with four doors and a wide-opening
rear lid, the MINI Countryman provides even greater freedom of space
for truly versatile use, a slightly elevated seating position, and optimised
driving comfort. Full integration of the passengers within the vehicle creates
that driving experience so typical of MINI. And at the same time the MINI
Countryman maintains that go-kart feeling likewise so characteristic of MINI,
optional MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive offering an additional highlight for the
genuine connoisseur. In a nutshell, therefore, the MINI Countryman offers all
the characteristic features of the brand in terms of design, premium quality,
handling, efficiency and customisation in new, fascinating style.
It looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it in person at the US dealer and test drive it of course. When that time comes, I’ll be definitely taking some pictures of the MINI Countryman. Till then, Motor On!