Mini Countryman upgrades across the range for 2013

Mini Countryman upgrades
More equipment improves the Mini Countryman range.

There are several changes on the way as the popular MINI Countryman range benefits from a series of upgrades for the 2013 model year.
Two years on from the Countryman’s launch, the car now comes with a three-seat rear bench as standard, while a pair of individual seats will be available as a no-cost alternative.
Inside, there are newly-designed rings encircling the centre speedo, making the four air vents stand out more prominently in a new carbon black colour with inner ring in high-gloss black or – as part of the Chrome Line interior option – in chrome.
Fresh door inserts add to the ambience, there are remodelled door armrests and the controls for the electric windows are now also positioned in the door trim while a full control panel is integrated into the door armrest on the driver’s side.
MINI feels that moving the window controls away from the centre console also helps access to the larger storage compartment below it.
On the outside, new colours include Brilliant Copper and Blazing Red metallics and the equipment packages on offer are being altered to make customising the MINI simpler.
Countryman customers can choose from six engine variants – three petrol and a trio of diesel units with outputs from 90bhp to 184bhp.
Beyond these, there’s also the fiery John Cooper Works Countryman powered by a turbocharged 218bhp engine and the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system fitted as standard on this variant is also available as an option for the Cooper S, Cooper SD and Cooper D Countryman models
With the exception of the MINI One D Countryman, all can be ordered with a six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual.