Auto Expo 2018: 2nd generation MINI Countryman breaks cover: What’s new on this lifestyle subcompact crossover SUV

Auto Expo 2018 has kick-started and MINI has taken the wraps off its second-generation Countryman for India at the biennial event. The deliveries of the car will start by the end of this year. Here's all the important things you need to know about the newest MINI.

By: | Updated: February 7, 2018 11:22 PM
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Auto Expo 2018 has seen the new MINI Countryman getting unveiled for India today. The second generation MINI Countryman will be produced locally at the company's production facility in Chennai. The 2018 MINI Countryman will be available for sale in three variants that go by the name Cooper S, Cooper S JCW and Cooper SD. While the former two source power from a petrol engine, the latter is propelled by a diesel mill. In order to be precise, powering the new MINI Countryman is a 2-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine that is good for churning out a maximum power of 192 hp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. The MINI Countryman Cooper SD is being offered with a four-cylinder diesel engine as well that produces 190 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. An eight-speed steptronic transmission is offered as standard.

The new second generation MINI Countryman unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 comes with more features than before. The car gets features like LED headlight, fog lamps, centre armrest at the front, cruise control and automatic tailgate. In terms of safety, the new MINI Countryman comes integrated with an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), 3-point seat belts, crash sensor, cornering brake sensor, front and passenger airbags and dynamic stability control. The new MINI Countryman comes with driving modes that ensure personalisation as per drivers preference, in terms of efficiency or performance. The driver's assistance system offers features like Heads-up Display, rearview camera, park assistant and cruise control.

Commenting on the unveiling of MINI Countryman at Auto Expo 2018, Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "MINI is the perfect fit for the urban environment and has become a trailblazer success in the premium small car segment in India. The second generation all-new Countryman offers a unique combination of functionality, everyday practicality, and long distance suitability. In the typical Mini style, it combines driving fun with charisma and individuality. Local production of the all-new MINI Countryman at BMW plant Chennai marks the beginning of a whole new chapter for Mini in India."

The new MINI Countryman displayed at Auto Expo 2018 will be available for sale in five colour options that go by the name Light White, Chill Red, Thunder Grey, British Racing Green and Island Blue. For more updates from Auto Expo 2018, stay tuned with us if you don't want to miss any action.

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