We get lots of future product related questions in the MF email but there’s been one that has been overwhelmingly popular lately. Will there be an electric MINI Countryman? It’s a great question of course. This is MINI’s most popular model in most markets and represents a significant segment for the brand. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that MINI is indeed planning an electric MINI Countryman. And not just one.
The next generation MINI Countryman range will debut likely in late 2022 as a 2023 model. From our sources the plan has been to release petrol models and identical electric models almost simultaneously.
Ultimately we expect 3-4 mild-hybrid petrol models plus a plug-in hybrid. Similarly the electric MINI Countryman will likely have at least two models that span the normal Cooper and Cooper S trims and perhaps even something JCW related.
Cost and range are very much TBD but given what we know about the current iX3 and BMW’s stated strategy we’d expect an EPA range of over 200 miles.
The Electric MINI Countryman – Revolution, Not Evolution
We’ll leave you with this little nugget. While MINI will be very cautious with the exterior redesign of the next generation hatch, the plan is to be much more revolutionary with the Countryman. And that’s not to mention the larger crossover coming. Oh did we mention that’ll be available as an electric too? The next few years should be interesting.
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