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SEMA

There's also the Ice Blue package: a rare color and more.

Mini makes the JCW Tuning Kit available for the Countryman and Clubman, and shows off an Ice Blue Cooper S at SEMA.

Podcast

James Riswick joins us to discuss the many new cars he's driven, we rant about a VW ad, and then it's time to spend your money.

First Drive
Official
Los Angeles

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

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

Official
Spy Shots

Mini’s largest model is getting even bigger.

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

Spy Shots
Spy Shots

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

Rumormill

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.

Report

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.

Video

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.

Geneva

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.

Spy Shots

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

Spy Shots

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.

Motorsports

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.

Spy Shots

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.

Video

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.

New York

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.

Quick Spin

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