The 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman has grown and buffed up. The newest Mini is just over 8 inches longer and a little bit over an inch wider than the previous model. It's about the same size as a VW Golf and it loosely shares a platform with the BMW X1.
The all-new 2017 MINI Countryman is different take on the baby crossover which represents one of the most popular classes in the automotive world. Small SUVs are selling like hotcakes and MINI was one of the first to enter the segment. Since then, the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X,
The new MINI Countryman may not be so mini anymore, and it’s becoming eco-friendly.
MINI redesigned and re-engineered the Countryman, which will come in both the Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, to be 30 percent larger than previous generations.
And, new for 2017 is MINI’s venture into the hybrid market with the the
Despite a 19-percent gain in sales for the Nissan Versa, the Kia Soul jumped over it to take the top spot on the subcompact car sales chart for July.
Soul sales were actually down six percent from July 2015, but it sold enough to beat out the Versa by about 1,300
The Jeep Renegade remains the top choice for buyers in the subcompact crossover segment for the month of July.
The Renegade remained in the top spot for the majority of the year, having sold 10,057 for July. The Chevrolet Trax seemed to gain in popularity from June to July, jumping to number
The Mini Cooper Clubman was always the odd duck of the admittedly already odd Mini family. Ostensibly based on the old Mini Traveler, the Clubman had an extended wheelbase, which extended the rear greenhouse in a disproportionate way. It was topped off with split rear barn doors and, despite the
Above is one of the first shots we've seen of the upcoming Mini Countryman testing in Colorado. Manufacturers often test new vehicles in the Rocky Mountains to collect data on their high altitude performance, so images of this are not exactly rare. Thanks to TFL reader Ben O. - and
They came in red, white and blue, and an assortment of colors in between.
Mini owners had the chance to show off their vehicles and their Mini pride while enjoying the beauty of the U.S. during the 2016 Mini Takes the States rally, which started on July 9.
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