Mini brings energetic life to the all-new Countryman small SUV, which has been priced from $49,990 before on-road costs
Beginning from $49,990 before on-road costs, the combustion versions of the Countryman will include the front drive Countryman C and all-wheel drive Countryman S configurations.
Core, Classic and Favoured nameplates will be used for front-drivers and Classic, Favoured and John Cooper Works variants for all-wheel drivers.
Pricing is as steep as $63,990 before on-road costs for the top spec John Cooper Works Sport with all-wheel drive.
The price of entry over the previous generation of Countryman has increased by $4990.
Mini will expand on this lineup during 2024 with the addition of the hot John Cooper Works version, along with the all-electric E and SE variants.
The new Countryman will launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2024.
Two powertrains will be offered initially for the Countryman here in Australia.
To kick things off, the Countryman variants will use a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Secondly, for the all-wheel drive Countryman S, the brand will offer a more powerful 150kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. This engine will also be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Mini claims a nine second sprint to 100km/h for the C, while the all-wheel drive S will be able to do the same sprint in a claimed 7.4 seconds.
As standard, the entry-level Countryman C Core will launch with the following features:
Jumping up to the Classic trim, owners gain additional features including:
The top trim for the Countryman C, the Favoured, adds:
For the Countryman S ALL4 Classic, owners will gain the following features:
Stepping up to the Favoured, owners will gain:
Lastly, the top spec S, the JCW Sport, adds:
For 2024, the Mini Countryman debuts a new circular OLED screen for the very first time, which is the centrepiece for most of the technological functionality in the vehicle.
The Countryman will also be available in full-electric guise, with E and SE variants set to launch sometime later in 2024.
The electric Countryman will use a 66.4kWh battery pack to power itself along, with driving range stated to be a claimed 462km (WLTP).
A hot combustion-powered Countryman John Cooper Works will also go on sale in Australia during the third quarter of 2024, with 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
Front drive C variants
All-wheel drive S variants
Car news today: new Triton reviewed, Maserati GranCabrio unveiled, and an electric Audi TT replacement – 1 March 2024
Car news, 29 Feb ’24: Infiniti QX80 previews future Patrol look, Renault in talks to build EVs with Volkswagen, and more
Car news, 27 Feb ’24: Toyota Australia announces pricing for electric BZ4X, Renault debuts retro 5 E-Tech, and more
About Chasing cars
Chasing Cars reviews are 100% independent.
Because we are powered by Budget Direct Insurance, we don’t receive advertising or sales revenue from car manufacturers.
We’re truly independent – giving you Australia’s best car reviews.