2017 Mini CountrymanMarch 20
The 2017 Mini Countryman's move to a new front-wheel-drive architecture makes for a pretty big jump. The redesigned Countryman, now on the same architecture that underpins the BMW X1, is longer, wider, has a roomier cabin and more cargo space than its predecessor.
First Shift: Mini's ad agency calls it quitsMarch 21
Crossover boom should help Mini CountrymanMarch 20
The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand. The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand.
Mini betting on bigger Countryman to win back salesJan. 28
AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into parkJan. 18
Mini adds power to John Cooper Works CountrymanJan. 17
Magna considers new contract assembly plant in EuropeDec. 13, 2016
Magna Steyr may build a new plant in Europe as its Austrian factory runs out of capacity, Guenther Apfalter, the head of its European business, said. The contract manufacturer will begin output of the BMW 5 series and Jaguar I-Pace next year.
2017 Mini Cooper Countryman becomes biggest in brand historyOct. 26, 2016
While the next-gen 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman may have “Mini” on the hood, it’s actually the biggest vehicle in the brand’s history. Mini increased the 2017 model’s length by 7.8 inches overall and increased the wheelbase by 2.9 inches.
Mini gets a plug-in hybrid next yearOct. 17, 2016
Mini will launch two electric vehicles in the next three years, starting next year with a plug-in hybrid version of the redesigned Countryman. A plug-in electric will follow in 2019 using the architecture of a current model.