For the first time to date the 2021 MINI Countryman has been caught on public roads testing. Courtesy of our friends at Autoblog we have our first photos of the subtle refresh MINI has planned.

Look for restyled bumpers and lights (LED all around) as well as two new paint colors. Inside MINI will introduce its all digital gauge cluster along with updated interior trim and seating colors.

Why has MINI been so stingy with the refreshes lately? While that’s complex question to answer one thing is certain: BMW’s spent an enormous money on electrification for a moderately small automaker. We at MF assume that that has directly impacted the scope of the F56 and F54 Clubman refreshes. Either way look for MINI to bring a few surprises with this seemingly subtle refresh.