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
Dubbed the "big" Mini, the 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman is the burliest vehicle in the British brand's lineup. Of course, relativity rules here: The Countryman is still compact when measured against other cars. In addition to its practical 5-passenger layout and larger cargo capacity, the Countryman is the most adept Mini for tackling a variety of roads and weather conditions thanks to its higher ground clearance and available all-wheel drive (AWD). While this is the beefiest of the Minis, the Countryman retains the brand's retro-cool styling, eccentric attitude and nimble handling. Newer rivals such as the Fiat 500X and Mazda CX-3 pose a challenge to the Countryman's cute-ute status, but for buyers seeking the Mini experience in a larger, more rugged package, the Countryman fits the bill.