Mini talks about the next generation Countryman crossover
The new generation Mini Countryman crossover will be released in 2023 and will receive an all electric version.
Mini has begun work on the next generation Countryman crossover. According to Autocar, the production of this car will be set up at the plant in Leipzig (Germany). Now the BMW 1-Series and 2-Series Active Tourer are rolling off the assembly line of this company. The Countryman is currently being assembled at a factory in the Netherlands. The company explains this decision by changes in the automotive industry due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The range of new engines will include petrol and diesel units. In addition, the Germans promised to release an all-electric version of the Countryman. Production of the car should start in 2023.
At the moment, the Bavarians have already invested about 300 million euros in the modernization of the plant in Leipzig. Thanks to this, it was possible to increase the production capacity of the plant to 350,000 cars per year.
This summer, Mini introduced a restyled Countryman crossover. The car is offered with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine. The power of the unit is 136 horsepower. Customers will also be offered a 2.0-liter unit with an efficiency of 178 horsepower. This car is available with both front and all-wheel drive. In addition, the crossover can be ordered with a 150-horsepower diesel unit and all-wheel drive transmission.