MINI Revises The Countryman
(Tuesday 31 October 2012)
MINI has made a few alterations to the SUV-ish Countryman, the first of its models to be made available with four-wheel drive.
The changes are mostly cosmetic, and include the introduction of new metallic colours (Brilliant Copper and Blazing Red) and a redesign of the rings surrounding the air vents and central speedometer.
More practically, the window switches have been moved from the centre console to the doors. The company says that this improves access to the storage compartment under the console, but from long experience of fumbling around in others MINIs we reckon it will also make the switches much easier to reach.
Other changes include the standard fitment of a rear bench capable of holding three people (though two individual seats are available as a no-cost option) and refinements to the manual-transmission One and Cooper versions which means they meet the EU6 exhaust emissions regulations due to come into force in 2014.