This is a MINI - but not as we know it. However, if it was, it wouldn't be able to keep the existing MINI fans loyal to the brand when they needed more than their natty little city runabouts. And neither would 80% of them be bought by people new to the brand, attracted in by the vibrant SUV-inspired Crossover concept, but wanting just a little more fun and sparkle.
The Countryman is powered by standard MINI-based engines. There are four petrol and three diesel units to choose from with a six-speed manual gearbox in all models although a Steptronic automatic is an option for all but the entry-level diesel. In normal driving conditions, the engine's output is shared equally between the front and rear wheels but as grip starts to lack, as much as 100% of the power is pushed to the back. This adds extra icing on the MINI's acclaimed on-road handling cake. Throw the car hard into a tight bend, and you'll feel straightaway that what you're driving is far ahead of the MINIs we know and love.
The Countryman, now tidier under the bonnet and smarter inside, is as suited to the urban jungle as a Land Rover is to the Amazon, a car designed to be in perfectly in tune with the times we live in. And a Country to be proud of.
Why not have a look at the Countryman on the official Range Rover UK company web site and get the latest news about the Countryman in the UK at The UK Range Rover Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Countryman on the Top Gear web site.
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