2024 Mini Countryman: What We Know So Far – After getting an exclusive first look at the inside and exterior of the all-new 2024 MINI Countryman, we now have the greatest look we’ve seen yet at MINI’s now bigger crossover vehicle. This past winter provided clear evidence that the 2024 MINI Countryman is expanding in all directions.
According to our reliable sources, the all-new MINI Countryman that will be released in 2024 will have an overall length that is about 200 millimeters (eight inches) longer.
Although MINI chose to modify the UKL chassis by shortening the rear end, which gave the current Countryman slightly more MINI-like proportions, we believe that the next generation of this car will more closely follow its BMW twins in terms of overall size while lengthening the rear end.
This prediction is based on the fact that MINI chose to lengthen the rear end of the current Countryman. This will make it possible to have extra legroom in the back as well as a bigger cargo compartment.
What about the amount of weight? According to the information that has been provided to us by our sources, MINI will use a sophisticated chassis design in addition to an abundance of new aluminum components in order to minimize the weight increase that will occur.
Efficiency will be essential for this vehicle given that it will also serve as the foundation for the first all-electric version of the Countryman.
The fact that the next-generation MINI Countryman will be a crossover built on the same platform as the BMW X1 and X2 doesn’t imply that it won’t be fun to drive in any way, shape, or form. Because of this, there is required testing at the Nurburgring, where, yes, everyone and their luxury car, SUV, or electric vehicle pops up, but this does not take away from the arduous character of the course.
The crossover, which has been spotted testing before with other vehicles that are quite similar to it, appears like it fits the bill well thanks to its four exhaust pipes. When taken along with the large brakes and intakes, all indications point to this vehicle being either the MINI Countryman S or another high-performance variant.
According to rumors, the plug-in hybrid version of the MINI will be the most powerful MINI model ever produced. According to reports, the powertrain will be able to distribute 318 horsepower (240 kW/322 PS) to each of the vehicle’s wheels by combining a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with a rear-mounted electric motor.
Compared to the current Cooper SE Countryman All4 PHEV, this model has approximately 100 more horsepower (74.5 kW/101 PS), and it has about 20 more horsepower (15 kW/20.2 PS) than the Mini Countryman JCW.
Massive Leap In Technology & Infotainment
The enormous circular screen is the very first thing that jumps out at you when you look at our unique inside photographs. And the answer is that it is the same as what we saw a few months ago on the impending MINI electric hatch for the year 2024.
However, there does seem to be one significant difference here, and that is the enormous plastic casing that links the screen to the dashboard. On the other hand, we think that enclosure is just camouflage, and the final product will have a floating circular display like the one on the right side of the 2024 electric MINI hatch leak.
In addition to the enormous screen, there is a great deal more to take in here. The fact that the knobs and switches — both of which are actually labeled — are the same as what we saw in the leaked image of the electric hatch indicates that MINI is moving toward providing a uniform user experience across all of its models, regardless of where they are produced or what platform they are based on. If MINI wants that particular digital experience to be a selling point for the brand, then this step is absolutely necessary.
The All Electric 2024 MINI Countryman
Absolutely, that will happen. As part of the brand’s aspirations to migrate all of its products over the course of the next decade, the FAAR platform was built from the ground up to be able to support a battery pack as well as an electric motor. This indicates that a completely electric version of the Countryman should be available soon after the debut of the vehicle, maybe as a model in the year 2025.
2024 MINI Countryman Launch Details
Due to the rapid advancement of the test mule production, we expect that the 2024 MINI Countryman will make its debut in the United States as a 2024 model during the second part of the year 2023.
Before MINI introduces its first ever fully electric Countryman, we will most likely first see variants powered by gasoline, such as the Cooper and the Cooper S. Don’t worry, because an even more powerful version of the JCW Countryman is on the way.
SPIED: 2024 MINI Countryman Spotted with Bold New Design
We have just heard that the forthcoming 2024 MINI Countryman PHEV will produce around 322 horsepower. This will make it the most powerful MINI product that has ever been created, even more so than the JCW GP.
The forthcoming design of the 2024 Countryman, which has been captured in recent covert photographs, reveals a number of strikingly original alterations. (The spy photographs do not belong to us, but you are able to see them here.)
To begin, the MINI Countryman from 2024 won’t be as compact as previous generations. Not only does it have the greatest power of any MINI ever made, but it also has the biggest interior space. It will be constructed on the same revolutionary front-wheel drive architecture as the incoming BMW X1 as well as the new 2 Series Active Tourer, and this is already seen in the design of the vehicle.
These pictures clearly show that there is a significant gap between the C-pillar and the D-pillar, which draws attention to the vehicle’s overall length.
In addition to this, it receives several fascinating new design aspects. For example, it seems to have brand-new quad exhausts, which leads us to suspect that it’s a John Cooper Works version in some capacity. One of the cars in the spy photographs has quad exhausts, while the other has none at all.
However, none of the models has any badges that say “Hybrid Test Vehicle” or “Electric Test Vehicle,” indicating that they are likely to be standard versions of the Countryman. Additionally, they feature flush door handles, which are reminiscent of BMW’s most recent 2 Series Active Tourer. It would seem that MINI has borrowed this design element from BMW.
In addition, several images of the inside of the vehicle are shown, and they highlight some fascinating new design elements. For example, there is a big new central entertainment panel that is round in shape. We presume that this screen will include some kind of MINI-skinned version of the iDrive 8 system.
Underneath that are three intriguing toggle switches, including two enormous toggles and what seems to be a start/stop toggle in the shape of a turn. The digital driver’s display is extremely similar to the one seen in modern MINIs, and it just rests there behind the steering wheel without being attached to anything.
In terms of steering wheels, the one that can be seen in this new MINI Countryman seems to have a design that consists of two spokes. There is something near the bottom of the steering wheel’s airbag that somewhat resembles a third spoke, although it more closely resembles a strap of some type rather than a true spoke. It might be some kind of testing equipment.