AutonetMagz – BMW Group Indonesia as the main company for MINI brands in Indonesia, recently introduced the new generation MINI Countryman 2017, for this new model, the customers target will be slightly different than the Cooper hatchback as it will be quite similar as the customers of MINI Clubman.
As MINI Cooper hatchback is MINI for fans who always think that MINI Cooper should be a 3 doors hatchback, as the Clubman and Countryman is for customers who want to know this brand without leaving the practicality of a modern cars.
Compared to the Clubman, the new Countryman surely are taller, tougher and more distinctive. Too bad the huge headlight and a grille looks like a person sulking their face make the car looks sad.
For the first time, the front headlights fitted with LED Ring, and special for the Countryman S, there will be a panoramic sunroof, a sporty wheels, sporty steering wheel with John Cooper Works (JCW) emblem, electric boot door, and electric seats with leather upholstery.
The cabin are distinctive MINI, eccentric with many roundish identity, the build quality are top notch, but we tend to focus more on the new MINI Connected system who now more smooth, better graphic, and faster operating system, including its hand writing system on the Countryman S. As only the Countryman S fitted with a touch screen and hand writing features, as the Countryman wouldn’t fitted with it, along with a smaller screen.
The rear cabin of teh Countryman is the most spacious and comfortable cabin for a MINI, as a good ample of headroom and leg room available, even better than the Clubman. The bootspace also spacious, as you wouldn’t find any spare tyres in here, due to the car applying a RFT, and the application of BMW X1 similar platform.
The engine? similar as the Cooper, you could find a 1.5 liter 3 cylinder turbo 136 hp and 220 Nm for the normal Countryman, and a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbo 192 hp, 280 Nm for Countryman S. The transmission are 6-speed for the Countryman, and 8-speed for the Countryman S, but too bad no AWD MINI ALl4 system for Indonesia version, only FWD.
The official price tag of the new 2017 MINI Countryman are IDR 660 Million, and IDR 865 Million for the Countryman S, all price are off the road.