Thanks to MotoringFile reader Michael S., we’ve got a fresh new look at the upcoming F60 Countryman. The test-mule was spotted in Santa Barbara last week. While we’ve already seen a number of spy pictures of the F60, this photo lets us appreciate the full profile of the car. As previously reported, this corresponds to the more rugged look supported by the larger UKL platform. Expect the new Countryman to be longer, wider, and taller than the current model.
As far as in the interior goes, the level of premium feel will be on par with the upcoming Clubman but based on a new interpretation making full use of the extra width of the car.
Larger and more rugged isn’t the entire story however. Expect a revised all wheel drive system, a plug-in hybrid variant and a JCW model with at least 250 hp.
MINI will most likely unveil the 2017 Countryman online next summer with a public debut happening at the Paris Motor Show in September of 2016. Deliveries in Europe should start shortly afterwards with a US release happening around the end of 2016.