MINI let slip a few Countryman pricing details tonight at the press launch for the 2011 model range. The big news is that the Countryman Cooper (the base car in the US) will start at a base price of $22,350. It’s surprising in that it’s only $550 more than the equivalent Clubman. Additionally, MINIUSA head Jim McDowell told us that a R60 MCS All4 (with a few popular packages) will come in under $30k.

All things considered it’s very aggressive pricing for a car that offers more room and features than any MINI before it. Look for much more information to come tomorrow.