With an all-new Countryman based on the latest Mini platform slated to arrive soon, the 2016 model sees only minor changes. New this year is the Countryman Park Lane package with two new colors and unique trim, while the JCW Countryman can now be had with the Fully Loaded package.
The Mini Cooper Countryman is updated for 2015 with a bolder grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, available LED fog lights and daytime driving lights, and under-ride guards on all-wheel-drive ALL4 models. An all-new Countryman based on the latest-gen Mini platform already in use for the Hardtop is likely not far off.
On the 2014 Mini Countryman and Paceman the center rail is replaced by double cup holders with 12V outlets, Countryman rear doors have padded armrests and a bench is the only rear-seat configuration. The Paceman has the Comfort Suspension as standard with the Sport Suspension a no-charge option, and there will be John Cooper Works interior and exterior packages for both models.
About MINI Countryman
The 2016 Mini Countryman is the British premium brand's take on a crossover SUV. The Countryman combines the taller height, available AWD and cargo utility expected in a crossover SUV with the flair, retro-cool looks and fun driving manners for which Mini is known. Like its siblings, the Countryman is offered in a choice of three power outputs, including the high-performance John Cooper Works (JCW). The Countryman also grants access to the school of cool that are Mini owners, enthusiasts who routinely gather for rallies like Mini Takes the States. With an all-new Countryman around the corner, this current model is showing its age compared to fresher, more advanced rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X and Subaru XV Crosstrek.