The new MINI Countryman compact SUV is the biggest MINI model to date – measuring 20cm longer and 3cm wider. To mark this model out as a genuine crossover vehicle, the new range now comes complete with large silver roof bars – while offering a contemporary finish. The even more sculpted silhouette will serve to further enhance your on-road presence, while the deep sides, large wheels and squared-off rear corners are as distinctive as ever. Meanwhile, the increased wheelbase has created more space in the rear, allowing all occupants to ride in complete comfort. Elsewhere on board, soft-touch materials provide a premium finish, while air conditioning, satellite navigation, DAB radio and Bluetooth® come as standard.
The new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid features a state-of-the-art 7.6kWh lithium ion battery – located beneath the rear seat to shrink. The unit can be recharged in a little over three hours via a standard wall plug – or just over two hours with a specialist wall box. As you might expect, CO2 emissions are at a minimum, standing at only 49g/km, while combined fuel economy of up to 134.5mpg is achievable. If green credentials are at the top of your priorities list, then this model is well worth considering – it certainly stands out from the rest of the range.
You can expect this petrol-electric model to deliver robust all-wheel drive. The winning combination of the three-cylinder petrol engine and smooth, six-speed automatic transmission power the front wheels, while the cutting-edge 88bhp electric motor mounted on the back axle drives the rear wheels through two-speed transmission. The new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid boasts an impressive peak outputof 221bhp and 284lb ft of torque – so you can hit the city streets or the open road in style. What’s more, it can reach 60mph from standstill in approximately 6.9 seconds. According to the manufacturer, it has a 25-mile maximum range and a 78mph top speed in battery-only mode.
Safety is a priority on board this family-friendly SUV, which comes with a full suite of airbags for all-round protection and electronic stability control to enable you to get the car back on track if you start to skid. The new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid also has an autonomous emergency braking system, which applies the brakes when it senses that you are about to hit a vehicle in front. You can upgrade to a host of optional extras, including pedestrian detection and active cruise control to enhance your experience behind the wheel.
You can explore the exceptional eco-credentials of the new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid for yourself at Snows. Contact us online or get in touch with your local dealer to book a test drive at your convenience. Our professionals can also discuss your finance options to spread the cost of your purchase.