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, Jeep Renegade and now the Ford EcoSport have entered the fray.
“The Los Angeles Auto Show is the perfect place for the new 2017 MINI Countryman’s world premiere because the exhibition highlights all of the technological progress the auto industry has made in the last year,“ said Thomas Felbemair, vice president MINI of the Americas. “With the addition of the plug-in hybrid option, MINI has achieved its largest, most versatile and technologically advanced product yet.”
Only a few details were available; however, the big news is the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 which is equipped with a 3-cylinder gasoline engine that works in conjunction with a electric motor that produces a (combined) peak output of 221 horsepower. Like other hybrid/plug-in hybrid crossovers, the “e-rear” rear axle gives the MINI Cooper S E Countryman all-wheel drive, all-season ALL4 traction.
There will be other engines available as well.
Check out of video above of the unveiling of the all-new 2017 MINI Countryman.