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2020 Mini Countryman spied again

It’s been three years since Mini introduced its second-generation Countryman, so it’s time for a facelift. Mini testers covered up the front of this example with gratuitous amounts of tape but we've obtained close-up photographs of the car with the front grille and bumper details exposed (below), and it's very much a case of "same old"...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Mini Countryman pricing and specs

Mini Australia has detailed full pricing and specifications for the 2020 Countryman line-up, which sees mechanical and equipment upgrades depending on model. The hierarchy remains as it was before, meaning the range begins with the Cooper and Cooper D, then climbs to the Cooper S and Cooper SD, and tops out with the plug-in hybrid Cooper SE 'Hybrid' and John Cooper Works...

2020 Mini Clubman JCW pricing and specs

Mini's fastest-ever production car, the new Clubman JCW, will touch down in Australia before the end of 2019, priced from $57,900 before on-road costs. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the Clubman JCW now makes 225kW and 450Nm, an increase of 55kW over the outgoing model. The engine is shared with the BMW X2 M35i, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission...

2020 Mini Countryman spied

The 2020 Mini Countryman has been spied on the streets of Munich, previewing the car's mid-life refresh. As with the revised 'LCI' Mini Hatch range, the Countryman appears to be wearing a fresh grille and front bumper. The headlight internals also look different, although the design team's yellow-and-black camouflage makes it hard to nail down exactly what's changed...

2019 Mini Clubman JCW, Countryman JCW revealed

Mini has detailed the updated John Cooper Works versions of its Clubman wagon and Countryman crossover, which both get beefier performance amongst other upgrades. Headlining the changes is what lies under the bonnet – a 225kW/450Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine borrowed from the related BMW X2 M35i, the most powerful engine fitted to a production Mini...

2019 Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid pricing and specs

Mini Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its first electrified model Down Under, the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, also known as the Cooper S E All4. Priced from $57,200 before on-road costs, the plug-in hybrid version of Mini's crossover is $3300 dearer than the Cooper SD All4 diesel, and $2700 less than the flagship John Cooper Works performance variant...

2019 Mini pricing and specs: AEB now standard

Mini Australia has announced a 2019 model-year upgrade for its Hatch and Convertible model lines, meaning every vehicle in its range now comes as standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). The German-owned British marque has confirmed the Driver Assistance Package is now included as standard across all 3 Door Hatch, 5 Door Hatch and Convertible models...

Mini Countryman Blackheath Edition on sale from $59,990

Mini Australia has announced another limited-run special in the form of the Countryman Blackheath Edition, which is now on sale priced from $59,990 drive-away. Just 60 units will be heading Down Under, featuring a range of black-themed add-ons and accessories from the Mini options range as standard equipment...

Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...