Improved styling, new optional features and a bunch of new exterior/interior surface finishes along with updated Euro6-compliant powertrains are the most significant changes on the 2020 MINI Countryman.
The largest model in the MINI line-up, the Countryman, has been updated for 2020 with some serious exterior design changes as well as a tweaked interior layout. The most noticeable changes outside come in the form of completely redesigned front & rear profiles.
The front looks much beefier now, thanks to more aggressive-looking vertical air intakes integrated into the new body-coloured bumper, a new two-part hexagonal grid design radiator grille (on the Cooper S & SD derivatives) and redesigned headlights. Speaking of lighting, LED headlamps & LED taillamps (with the Union Jack motif) are now standard. The side profile looks refreshed due to the addition of new alloy wheels.
Though available as optional extras, the changes inside include a new 5-inch digital instrument display and a refreshed central instrument cluster in Piano High Gloss Black finish. A sports leather steering wheel, however, joins the standard fitment list across all variants.
In the international markets, the new MINI Countryman is available in 11 variants, that include petrol (One Countryman, Cooper Countryman/Cooper Countryman ALL4, Cooper S Countryman/Cooper S Countryman ALL4), diesel (One D Countryman, Cooper D Countryman/Cooper D Countryman ALL4, Cooper SD Countryman/Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 ) & petrol plug-in hybrid (Cooper Countryman SE ALL4) options as well.
Mechanically, the 2020 MINI Countryman range gets the latest Euro6-compliant BMW TwinPower Turbo engines. There are 3-cylinder petrol & diesel (One/One D Countryman & Cooper/Cooper D Countryman) units available as well as 4-cylinder petrol & diesel (Cooper S/SD Countryman) units.
In India, the MINI Countryman is available as a petrol-only model. Last year, MINI launched a limited-edition Countryman Black Edition variant, that sits above the Cooper S JCW Inspired derivative. Otherwise, the entry-level Countryman variant sold in India is the Cooper S, that sits just below the Cooper S JCW Inspired.