Mini Australia has announced revised pricing and specifications for the updated Countryman and Paceman crossover models.
The updated Mini Countryman and Mini Paceman models bring visual changes including revised front bumpers and LED daytime running lights with front foglights, not to mention new colour options, exterior styling packs and new wheel designs.
The updated high-riding Minis are also said to adopt more equipment - to the value of $5000 - according to Mini's local arm.
Both models now kick off at an identical $34,150, representing a price jump of $50 for the Countryman and a drop of $1650 on the Paceman. See below for a breakdown of the pricing changes across both model lines.
Despite minimal movement in terms of pricing, updates to the 2015 model year Countryman and Paceman models include standard satellite navigation with a 6.5-inch multimedia screen, while the interior also gains updated upholstery, new instruments, new air vents, and revised interior trim finishes.
The Cooper S models both benefit from minor power bumps, with the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant adding 5kW, now 140kW and 240Nm. The standard Cooper variants retain the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 90kW and 160Nm, while the Cooper D versions retain a 1.6-litre manual and 2.0-litre auto, both with 82kW/270Nm. The Cooper SD continues with a 2.0-litre unit tuned to 105kW/305Nm.
2015 Mini Countryman pricing (plus on-road costs):
Cooper 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, six-speed manual - $34,150 (up $50)
Cooper D 1.6-litre diesel four-cylinder, six-speed manual - $36,950 (down $150)
Cooper D 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder six-speed automatic - $39,300 (down $150)
Cooper S 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder six-speed manual - $42,550 (up $250)
Cooper S ALL4 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder six-speed manual - $45,500 (up $300)
Cooper SD ALL4 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder six-speed manual - $46,990 (up $90)
2015 Mini Paceman pricing (plus on-road costs):
Cooper 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, six-speed manual - $34,150 (down $1650)
Cooper S 1.6-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder, six-speed manual - $42,550 (down $1550)