New MINI Countryman launched in India at 36.5 Lakhs
In an event in Gurgaon of India, MINI India has announced the launch of new MINI Countryman in India. Mini cars are always adorable and has built its own reputation over the time. In one of our previous reviews we had covered on MINI Cooper Convertible. Now is the time for the newly launched MINI countryman to join this fleet.
The all new MINI Countryman can be considered as a whole new combination of distinctive MINI body design language, absorbing handling characteristics, spacious and super quality interior of a five-door car and the looks of a Sports Activity Vehicle that give shape to an amazing yet extremely versatile car.
Mr. Philipp von Sahr who is the President of BMW Group India said in a press statement,
MINI is a style icon for trend-setters and has established itself as a unique brand, associated with tradition and irresistible charm. The new MINI Countryman has pursued its path to success both on and off road. Selective design modifications for the exterior and interior along with innovative equipment features contribute to the more mature charisma and increased appeal of the new MINI Countryman. It is a perfect amalgamation of character, space and the ‘go-kart’ responsiveness.
MINI is regarded as always an emotional car. A car you just not drive but live with it, whether you are commuting alone on the street or you would like to share the best times with friends and family. The MINI Countryman crossover bridges this gap between the classic MINI concept and that of contemporary Sports Activity Vehicle.
This unique quality excels the new MINI Countryman onto the radar of broader target groups, whose family or leisure pursuits have created an increased need for not just space but also flexibility. A favourite among those who are keen to blend the extrovert style of the premium brand with power, functionality with comfort.
New Mini Countryman Price
The all new MINI Countryman is made available at all MINI dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit from today onwards ( 5th August 2015) at an ex-showroom price of INR 3,650,000. ( 3.65 Lakhs)
Full Price details below: ( Ex-showroom New Delhi)
MINI Cooper D 3 Door: 28,50,000
MINI Cooper D 5 Door: 31,90,000
MINI Cooper S 3 Door: 31,50,000
MINI Cooper Convertible: 33,90,000
MINI Cooper D Countryman: 36,50,000
Looks of new MINI Countryman
When it comes to looks, the all new MINI Countryman scores high on that front. The elegant bold powerdome, contoured bonnet, neatly redesigned hexagonal grille, aptly increased ground clearance, short overhangs and large xenon headlights with LED foglights together produce a commanding over-the-wheel stance ready to dominate the indian roads. To add to this list, striking wheel arches, standard-fitted 17-inch alloy wheels contribute to the visual impact of new MINI Countryman. The design is further enhanced by Chrome Line Interior and Chrome Line Exterior. The horizontal proportions and vertical rear light clusters at the rear end of this Mini Countryman creates a distinctively muscular look and underline the car’s sporting capability.
Interiors of new MINI Countryman
The interior of the new MINI Countryman comes inline with the brand’s familiar style, along with this, it boasts a selection of new design and functional elements. You can notice the slightly raised seating position which allows easy entry there by optimising the driver’s view over the road. The dashboard of new MINI Countryman is very striking with its pronounced, concave forms and gives a very sporty yet functional feel.
The height adjustable standard Sports Leather Seats along with multifunction Sport Leather Steering Wheel adds to the dynamic driving feel of the new MINI Countryman. Radio MINI Boost CD complimented by optional state-of-the-art 10 speaker 640 watt Hi-Fi Harmon Kardon music system provides entertainment for all kind of moods. The newly configured range of interior colours, trim elements and upholstery materials allows for particularly harmonious combinations.
How Spacious is new MINI Countryman?
The all new MINI Countryman offers a much better interior flexibility or space when compared to its predecessors. The backseat of new MINI Countryman is available in a 40:20:40 split which is perfect for people who would want a 100 percent MINI, plus a little more space for their life as well as luggage. The optional Panaoramic Glass-roof adds to the sense of roominess.
MINImalism sets a new benchmark with a comprehensive package including Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.
New MINI Countryman’s Engine and Transmission
New MINI Countryman’s 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine with common-rail injection and variable turbine geometry impresses with a very responsiveness and great power delivery. Countryman manages to provide an output of 82 kW / 112 hp produces a maximum torque of 270 Nm at 1750 to 2250 rpm and accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in mere 11.3 seconds to a top speed of 185 km per hour.
The new six-speed Steptronic transmission stands out with its exceptional precision and shifting ability. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine enabling it to utilize its optimum power and efficiency. The driver can also take over manual control or gear changes using optional shift paddles. With its precise handling and captivating agility, the new MINI Countryman transplants the classic ‘go-kart’ response associated with the brand into a new vehicle concept. These attributes are complemented by outstanding ride comfort, equipping the Countryman perfectly for a wider range of usage.
How safe is MINI Countryman?
The all new MINI Countryman is stacked with top notch safety technology. The standard safety equipment comprises of 6 airbags, 3-point seat belts, Dynamic Stability Control including Dynamic Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist and Run-flat indicator.
New Mini Countryman is a pure entertainment hub
A car like MINI isn’t just a car. It’s a MINI. The Mini Countryman is packed with all the features you would probably not find in any other cars out there. The all new MINI Central Display gives a window to the outside world of yours. A pulsating hub of infotainment, it is also optionally available in the 6.5 inch display with Radio MINI Visual Boost. When you are hooked up to your smartphone with the relevant apps, MINI Connected provides an endless stream of digital information plus entertainment. Follow your friends on social media sites like twitter and tweet about your travel destination or check in on Foursquare whenever you get there.
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