Mini has introduced three generations of retro hatchback since its revival in 2001, with numerous bodystyles spun off that core model. But the Countryman has always stood apart from the rest (save the Paceman which was in turn spun off of it). The Mini crossover is bigger than the rest of the lineup, has more doors, more driven wheels and a familiar yet different look.

There's an all-new model in the works, set to share its architecture with BMW's own front-drive family. But that's still a couple of years away, so to keep the Countryman looking fresh, Mini is reportedly preparing to roll out a mildly facelifted version at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

As we're still awaiting confirmation from the automaker, few details on the updated Countryman are available at this point, but word has it that it will only include some minor cosmetic enhancements to the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Just how comprehensive those updates will be, and how many of them will be derived from the latest Mini Cooper hardtop remain to be seen, but with the NY show just a week away, it won't be long before we find out.


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      JonZeke
      • 9 Months Ago
      It needs a mechanical update more than a cosmetic one, the current 1.6t on the S model is not a good fit.
        MacProMan
        • 9 Months Ago
        @JonZeke
        I agree, although I am pretty content with the motor in mine... the 2.0l is what it needs with like 220hp and more torque, then this would really sell well
      U crazy
      • 9 Months Ago
      Who cares ?
      MacProMan
      • 9 Months Ago
      I wished MINI would bring the updates from the F56/Hardtop sooner to the Countryman and Paceman as they now look and feel so out of date in comparison... I still enjoy driving my ALL4 Paceman but do wish it had the upgraded interior and motor/transmission
      Brian
      • 9 Months Ago
      O_O