THE MINI COUNTRYMAN IS THE SUV FOR URBANITES WHO LOVE HEEDING THE CALL OF THE WILD.
Skyscrapers, shiny windows and bustling streets make up a modern concrete jungle.
Inside, there are also more lamp posts and traffic lights than trees. And speed bumps instead of rock formations. The chirping of birds is drowned out by the honking of vehicles. And for urbanites, the only “beaten paths” are the ones that lead to their favourite restaurants, cafes and watering holes.
But for urban dwellers who are explorers by nature, the confines of the concrete jungle are stifling. Being here makes you yearn to be free.
You are exactly who the MINI Countryman was created for. It is the perfect getaway vehicle for those looking to escape the city and venture into the unknown.
So you hop in and fire up the motor. In the MINI Cooper Countryman, the powerplant is a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder with 136hp and 220Nm of torque.
For those who want to make an even quicker getaway, there’s the MINI Cooper S Countryman, with a turbocharged 2-litre inline-4 that delivers 192hp and 280Nm. It’ll take you from rest to 100km/h in just 7.4 seconds, or 2.2 seconds quicker than the Cooper Countryman.
And if other intrepid explorers wish to tag along, the MINI Countryman’s spacious backseat, generous storage points and 450-litre boot capacity will eagerly accommodate them and their belongings.
No adventure is complete if you can’t drive to a scenic spot for a picnic. That’s why the MINI Countryman’s boot is equipped with a Picnic Bench. Essentially a cushioned flap for two, it’s also great when you need to remove your muddy hiking boots, but can’t find anywhere to sit.
The MINI Countryman’s go-anywhere attitude means it won’t mind getting muddied either. For owners who enjoy a bit of off-roading, the Countryman is available with the optional ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, for enhanced surefootedness over a variety of surfaces. There’s even a Country Timer that tracks how long you’ve spent driving over hilly, unpaved or snow-covered roads.
Versatile, powerful and adventurous, the MINI Countryman is the ideal SUV for urban dwellers who are always ready to answer the call of the wild.
"THE MINI COUNTRYMAN IS THE PERFECT GETAWAY VEHICLE FOR ESCAPING THE CITY AND VENTURING INTO THE UNKNOWN."