MINI’s Next Countryman May be a Real SUV
There are plenty of SUVs on the market that simply aren’t meant to be used for utility and certainly aren’t intended for off-road use. Take the Nissan Juke – it’s no off-roader. MINI has a competitor to the Juke called the Countryman and while the current version isn’t a true SUV. According to Autocar, the next iteration will be.
MINI has plans to replace the current Countryman with a more rugged version. This new version is tipped to go on sale next year and will use the same AWD system that BMW uses in the 2-Series Active Tourer. The new Countryman will use the same architecture as the Cooper Hardtop, Clubman, and new BMW X1.