MINI Countryman 2024: Prices, specs and release date
- New MINI Countryman is the third generation of the range-topping small family SUV
- The largest MINI ever is 130mm longer, 60mm higher
- Available in all-electric new MINI Countryman guise for the first time
- Arrives in February 2024 with prices from £29,355
Not only has the third-generation new MINI Countryman grown, it’s also gained a pure electric version for the first time, called the new MINI Countryman Electric. This runs alongside conventional turbo petrol versions.
Alternatives for the new MINI Countryman are numerous and include the Audi Q2, upcoming Lexus LBX and Volvo EX30, Ford Puma, Nissan Juke, Volkswagen T-Cross and T-Roc, Peugeot 2008 and e-2008, Vauxhall Mokka plus the Renault Captur and Arkana.
2024 MINI Countryman prices and release date
The new MINI Countryman is now on sale with prices starting from £29,355 for the petrol-powered new MINI Countryman C. New MINI Countryman Electric prices start from £42,080.
The new MINI Countryman is set to be released in the UK from February 2024.
2024 MINI Countryman styling, interior and technology
The new MINI Countryman follows the more minimalist look already seen in the new MINI Cooper Electric. Its SUV-style elements have been enhanced, with more upright proportions and a tougher, more solid appearance.
The new MINI Countryman has a longer wheelbase to balance its extra height and length. The overhangs are short, as is the bonnet, while large wheels are exaggerated further by wider wheelarches.
All exterior chrome trim has been removed from the new MINI Countryman. This gives it a more modern look, with highlights coming from the LED headlights and vertical LED rear light clusters. There are three unique light signatures and all models have an orchestrated welcome and goodbye animation when owners lock and unlock it.
The new MINI Countryman offers a choice of three different trims, either Classic, Exclusive or Sport. Classic has a choice of three paint colours, two roof colours and three wheel options.
The new MINI Countryman Exclusive has extra exterior styling features including a Multitone Roof, which can combine six different colours. Its front grille is in Vibrant Silver, which matches the MINI logo.
New MINI Countryman Sport have a racier front and rear, including redesigned bumpers, side skirts and spoiler. High-gloss black is standard, with Chili Red roof plus red and black bonnet stripes available as an option.
Inside, the new MINI Countryman has a more premium-look interior with higher-quality materials. Like the exterior, it is paired back, with an absence of chrome – and the centrepiece is a world-first round OLED display in the centre.
The new display is 240mm in diameter and centralises all the new MINI Countryman’s functions. The upper half displays vehicle-related information such as speed and battery status, with the lower area used for navigation, media, phone and climate.
The new MINI Countryman’s centre display has a home menu with user-configurable widgets, and various different displays can be swiped through. Swiping up reveals an additional ‘tool belt’ for storing more favorites – it can also be activated from the star button on the steering wheel.
The new MINI Countryman has an optional head-up display, and the Android-based MINI Operating 9 system allows over-the-air updates, plus the chance to purchase additional features through the MINI Connected Store.
The new MINI Countryman doesn’t have a gearstick. Instead, the gear selector is located on the new toggle bar, which also houses the start/stop key, MINI Experience Mode toggle and volume control.
The new MINI Countryman’s dashboard has a textile surface for the first time, while almost 30mm more shoulder room in the front adds to the feeling of space (enhanced further by an optional panoramic glass roof).
In the rear, the new MINI Countryman has a sliding seat, that moves through a 130mm range. The rear seat backrests are also adjustable through six positions and a 12-degree range.
Up to 460 litres of boot space is offered with the seats up, expanding to 1,450 litres with them folded. There’s an additional under-floor compartment for stowing charging cables too.
2024 MINI Countryman engines, performance and fuel economy
The new MINI Countryman is available in both petrol and electric guise for the first time – and all will use an automatic gearbox. There will not be a diesel-powered new MINI Countryman.
In terms of petrol power, the new MINI Countryman C has a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine that produces 170ps and drives the front wheels. 0-62mph performance takes 8.3 seconds, CO2 emissions start from 138g/km and it averages up to 46.3mpg. It’s likely to be the most popular new MINI Countryman of all.
The sporty new MINI Countryman S ALL4, which costs £34.735, has a combination of all-wheel drive and a 218ps 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine. 0-62mph performance takes 7.1 seconds, CO2 emissions start from 155g/km and it averages up to 41.5mpg.
The high-performance new MINI Countryman JCW ALL4 sees power boosted to 300ps, for 0-62mph performance in just 5.4 seconds. It averages up to 36.2mpg and CO2 emissions start from 177g/km.
There are two EV choices. The new MINI Countryman Electric E has a 204ps motor that drives the front wheels. 0-62mph performance takes 8.6 seconds and, courtesy of a 64.7kWh battery, it has a WLTP range of up to 287 miles.
The new MINI Countryman Electric SE ALL4 is actually the most powerful model in the line-up, with 313ps. 0-62mph takes 5.6 seconds, aided by grippy all-wheel drive, and it has a range of up to 269 miles, using the same 64.7kWh battery.
Both new MINI Countryman Electric can use DC rapid-chargers at speeds of up to 130kW, for top-ups from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes. 22kW AC charging is standard.
All new MINI Countryman models have a wider track and longer wheelbase for more stable handling. Steering is said to be particularly direct, and optional Adaptive Suspension is lowered by 15mm.
The new MINI Countryman has a range of wheels from 17-inch to 20-inch, with tyre diameter increased by 30mm. Both 19-inch and 20-inch wheels have 20mm wider tyres, with the 245mm rubber offering plenty of grip in corners.
What price is the new MINI Countryman?
New MINI Countryman prices start from £29,355. The new MINI Countryman Electric costs from £42,080.
What is the range of the new MINI Countryman Electric?
The new MINI Countryman Electric E has a range of up to 287 miles.
What is the new MINI Countryman?
The new MINI Countryman is a small SUV that MINI describes as “a vehicle for the whole family”. The biggest MINI ever, it has grown in height, length and interior space.