A test mule of 2017 Mini Countryman was recently spied in France and is expected to be showcased at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October. Going by the spy shots, the car is heavily camouflaged, but on a closer look it gets some tweaks to its exterior, whereas the interior was kept well hideous. The new Countryman is expected to go on sale by the end of this year or early 2017.
On a closer look, the car is similar to the outgoing model, but with the exception of some minor exterior detailing like the headlamps now looks smaller along with updated on the design front. While the front grille retains its trapezoidal shape with a new honeycomb pattern and also gets a new radiator grille. On the side, it is not visible, but apart from new alloy wheels it will come with any considerable changes. And the same goes for the rear too, it will in line with the front end of the car, might get redesigned taillamps along with a new bumper design too.
Under the hood, it is expected to receive some changes, while it will continue to receive its power from MINI's TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder diesel units. Transmission options will be a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed Steptronic, while an exclusive all-wheel drive system will be equipped in the higher-end grades of the Countryman.
The Countryman will make its way to India as well, as it is one of the most successful MINI cars in the country.
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