Mini Countryman | 4WD

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Mini Countryman

Jez Spinks

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has released official pictures and of its new Countryman softroader following the on the internet yesterday of a handful of shots.

The Countryman becomes the Mini variant, joining the cabriolet and Clubman, and will go on in Europe later this before reaching Australia in 2011.

The biggest version yet of the British car is likely to start at the $40,000 mark locally. The Countryman features an elevated height and a chunkier body to give it the requisite off-roader though the Countryman will be drive as standard.

Mini’s new all-wheel-drive system called All4 – be available as an option, and it utilises an differential to split torque the front and rear wheels. says 50 per cent of the engine’s is distributed to the rear wheels in driving, with up to 100 per cent in difficult traction situations.

Five engines will be two of which will be diesel. will range in power 66kW for the Mini One D Countryman to for the Cooper S version. The Cooper 1.6-litre petrol engine now combines turbocharging with injection and fully variable management.

Transmission choices will be a manual or optional six-speed

The Countryman’s interior follows the theme set by current Minis, offers a rail storage that runs from the to rear of the cabin. Occupants can items such as sunglass cupholders and mobiles to the rail.

Mini Countryman

Four seats come as with a three-seat bench as a no-cost option.

The Countryman is to be Mini’s most practical yet. It’s the first with four side while the single-piece tailgate up to access a 350-litre boot expands to 1170 litres the rear seats folded

Mini has also copied the VW clever badge release for opening its tailgate.

Inevitably, will be a large range which will include audio, sat nave, Bluetooth, sunroof, adaptive headlights, alloy wheels up to 19-inches in and a 10mm-lower sports suspension.

The will also be the first to be built outside the United with Austrian company Steyr looking after because of a lack of space at Oxford plant.

Mini’s line-up will to six models in 2011 when the new Coupe and Roadster models go production.

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