The 2017 Mini Countryman is a second generation of the subcompact crossover unveiled in November 2016 at the LA Auto Show. The new Countryman is 8-inch (200mm) longer, slightly higher and wider than previous. It kept familiar styling with a minor changed to the front fascia and rear bumpers. Inside there is not a lot of updates too: infotainment system got a larger 8.8-inch touchscreen, the air vents now have a vertical design, the arrangement of some controls has been optimised. Of course, there is more space for luggage: 450-litres with the rear seats up and impressive 1309 litres with folded seats.
The 2017 Mini Countryman could be powered by one of the several turbocharged petrol or diesel engines with a three or four cylinders that produce from 134 to 189 hp. There also is a new plugin hybrid powerstation, which combines 3-cylinder 134 hp unit with an 87 hp electric motor and a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The engines could be paired with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission (in some trims available 6-speed automatic gearbox). The all-drive system still is an option.