Brand mismatches are the new normal. Mini makes cars that aren’t small, in the same way Porsche makes models that aren't dedicated sports cars. Does that make them any less valid? In the case of the Mini Cooper S Countryman, not one little bit.
James Wong finds out whether the diesel-powered Countryman is the one to buy.
A plug-in hybrid Mini is destined for Australia early next year and the early signs are all positive.
Sure, the Mini Countryman is no longer all that mini, but it's still a stack of fun to drive and undercuts its BMW X1 donor vehicle. Is it worth a closer look?
The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.
The new Mini Countryman benefits from being based on the excellent BMW X1. Rather than a compromised hatchback, it's now a purpose-built SUV.
The all-new 2017 Mini Countryman is a convincing compact SUV, one with class and charisma. And in top-spec diesel all-wheel-drive form, it's quick and charming, too.
The 2017 Mini Countryman crossover is more convincing than before, offering a cool alternative to the Audi Q2 or a higher-grade Mazda CX-3.
For the first time the Mini Countryman is a purpose-built small SUV aimed at providing Mini fans with yet another option. Based on BMW X1 architecture, Mini is adamant it must retain its point of difference.