2nd Generation of True MINI with Plug-In Hybrid, 2018 Mini Countryman

For the Countryman, the term MINI will be definitely true to describe this second-generation model, the newest 2018 Mini Countryman. This becomes an automaker’s compact crossover with firstly plug-in hybrid electric cars. This regeneration is firstly introduced in 2017. Compared to the old Countryman in overall aspects, this Mini seems larger whereas it still resists abundant styling marks. Especially for 2018, the most innovation is on its couple new trims, Cooper S E as the plug-in hybrid and the John Cooper Works (JCW). Hence, the all-2018 MINI models are presently offered in high-performance of JCW trim. 2018 Mini Countryman hybrid release date specs review.

2018 Mini Countryman Changes, Redesign, Concept and Features Side Photo

2018 Mini Countryman Fresh Unique Trim Exterior

This Mini’s neo-SUV second generation is succeeding standard models on the tailpipes that were already revealed at the Los Angeles auto show on last fall. The familiar pattern as well the JCW enhancements show the mechanicals duplicate those of JCW clubman of the four-door wagon. The 2018 Mini Countryman Review exhibits the JCW badges, which have larger air inlets in its front fascia rather than fog lights. Not only roof rails, there is red accent paint around grille along with a unique spoiler. The fresh trim specific is available in JCW Rebel Green painted in Red Chili accents. It is also fitted up with fainting array pattern, wheel, and so are the body-kit choices that typically overpass the Mini range. While for the Cooper S E, its trim appearance is less specific but its exterior badging is unique particularly the color and wheel options.

Funky Look Interior and Latest Features

Parallel to the exterior design, the interior offers funky look with some new features are added. This Mini also offers BMW-like drive system in a 6.5-inch Mini Connected infotainment that can be increased up to 8.8-inch touchscreen along with the navigation. Instead of the additional of sports seats an exclusive steering wheel, a special shifter, also a panoramic sunroof is available. More satisfied options include Parking Assistant and Active Driving Assistant systems, a Harmon Kardon for the sound system, a JCW-specific head-up display and a Convenience package with power sockets extra. This larger Mini seems giving extra legroom with the 40/20/40-split rear seat due to increase versatility.  Unfortunately, the cargo area of this Mini is not deep-set. 2018 Mini Countryman exterior and interior.

Mini Countryman 2018 Twin Turbocharged Performance and Engine

The Mini Countryman is completed with a twin-turbocharged having 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is good for, and 258 lb-ft of torque and 228 hp. This power is accommodated by all 4 wheels through the standard all-wheel-drive system. It is also selectable consisting between a 6-speed manual transmission and an 8-speed Steptronic. The Countryman is assumed to reach 60 mph in 6.2 seconds of 145 mph top speed. It may vary on the 2018 Mini Countryman S. this condition brings higher performance. 2018 Countryman Mini engine specs.

2018 Mini Countryman Price and Release Date

The Mini trim starts from $37,800, while for the hybrid Cooper S E price has not yet been announced. For the releasing info, 2018 Mini Countryman is predicted more information will be clearer after the Shanghai Motor Show later in April. 2018 Mini Countryman release date and price.

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