Spied the winter test, the next-gen Mini Countryman is cloaked in camouflage

The next generation of the Mini Countryman has been in development for over a year. Details about it remain a mystery, but a new set of spy footage reveals the hatchback is still covered in camouflage and undergoing some winter testing.

The five-door Mini still hides its finer design details under a yellow shell and paneling that conceals its actual form. However, we don’t expect the Countryman to stray far from the brand’s current design ethos. The photos show the car with the stock lighting units installed and fully aflame.

Spy footage from February 2022 captured the inside, which features a small, oval digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Mini hid the large, round center screen for the in-dash infotainment functions under an ugly cover

Powertrain details remain a mystery. A look at the bumper of this mini rear shows no exhaust cutouts, unlike the previously spied test vehicles. This isn’t her all-electric Aceman as the car lacks the “Electric Vehicle” decals often seen on cars with batteries and we spotted the EV while testing. It looks pretty different.

The new Countryman could be available with different engine configurations, similar to the current car. However, the new model will ride on the FAAR platform that underpins the new BMW X1 and the two should share some powertrains.

Mini offers the second-generation hatch in the US with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder, but the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder can produce up to 301 hp (221 KW ) deliver. The supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the new X1 M35i delivers 302 hp (222 kW).

The current countryman is also available as a plug-in hybrid, and that powertrain is expected to return for the third-generation model. According to a March report the new PHEV could produce up to 322 hp (237 kW) with all-wheel drive and up to 55 miles (88 kilometers) of pure electric range.

The new Mini is scheduled to go on sale in 2023 for the US market for the 2024 model year. Mini hasn’t specified when we’ll see the debut of the new Countryman, but it feels like it should be happening soon.


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