Mini Countryman review

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Mini Countryman
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20 Jan 2017 12:39 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:18

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What do you do if you’re a massive Mini fan but you need more space for a growing family? If the British firm is to be believed, the Countryman is the answer to this quandary.

The first-generation Countryman may have been the biggest Mini ever, but it still felt cramped in the back and entry-level models were pretty sluggish. To make matters worse, interior quality didn’t live up to the premium pricing and equipment levels were stingy.

Even so, its success prompted Mini to build the second-generation car we’re looking at here. With a bigger body, a plusher interior and more standard kit, the Countryman looks to take on SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q2 and Seat Ateca. There’s even the option of a plug-in hybrid.

Over the next few pages, we’ll let you know how it drives, what it’s like inside and what it’ll cost you to buy and run.

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