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New Cooper S E Countryman promises 24 miles of EV range.

It's like a miniature (no pun intended) BMW X5 xDrive40e.

Mini’s largest model is getting even bigger.

Mini? There's nothing Mini about the new Countryman.

Yep, it's definitely a plug-in. Look for it on the road in 2019.

New spy shots of the next-generation Mini Countryman provide a look at the larger crossover with less camouflage.

Mini will allegedly offer the all-wheel-drive system from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer on the Clubman as soon as next spring. The next-gen Countryman might also use the setup.

Mini is reportedly planning an even larger, more rugged replacement for the Countryman, emerging as the third of five core models planned for the Anglo-Saxon marque.

Martin Tomczyk is a former DTM champion and drives for BMW. Nasser Al-Attiyah is a two-time Dakar winner and drives for Mini. Watch what happened when they swapped rides.

The Mini Countryman Park Lane is the first special-edition version of the compact crossover ever from the automaker. Check it out, live from Geneva.

This prototype for the next-generation Mini Countryman was spotted testing in the frozen tundra with a brand-first hybrid propulsion system.

This prototype for the upcoming next-generation Mini Clubman was spotted testing on the slushy streets with less camouflage covering its four conventional doors and split tailgate.

Make no mistake: Mini is the force to be reckoned with in the Dakar Rally. Former champion Nasser Al-Attiyah has just taken his second win in the famously grueling trans-continental rally, making it four in a row for BMW's premium small-car brand.

Mini is continuing to update its models onto its latest UKL front-wheel-drive platform that it shares with parent BMW. Here, our spies caught an early glimpse of the next-gen Countryman testing on the new chassis.

Competitors in the small-car segment didn't do nearly as well. Four vehicles earned "poor" grades.

While there are those who watch automotive exploits hoping (secretly or otherwise) for a spectacular crash, most of us are happy when everything goes smoothly. But at the end of the day, a daring stunt wouldn't be a daring stunt if there weren't some element of danger. And make no mistake about it, Guerlain Chicherit's recent long-jump record attempt was a daring stunt if ever there was one.

When Mini introduced the Countryman in 2010, it emerged as the brand's first crossover, its first five-door model and its first to offer all-wheel drive. It also arrived mid-lifecycle in the last generation of Mini Cooper hatchback, with which it shares little more than a passing family resemblance. Now that the Anglo-Saxon automaker is moving on to its third generation of retro hatch, it's given the Countryman a bit of a refresh to keep it current.

Turn A Cool Little CUV Into A Mess For Just $7,000

The standard Mini Countryman is a bit of an odd duck against the backdrop of 'normal' small crossovers like the Mazda CX-5 and the Ford Escape, but I sort of get it. Apply the same winning Mini formula to a CUV, and you get a smaller-than-average entry in the segment, one that is far more entertaining to drive than the norm, more stylish inside and out and pretty expensive when cross-shopped. That list of qualities doesn't appeal to all crossover shoppers, sure, but it intrigues a big enough lis

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