MINI Thailand presents characteristic MINI driving fun in the All-New MINI Countryman Press Drive.

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Prachuap Khiri Khan : MINI Thailand arranged the All-New MINI Countryman Press Drive to captivate members of the press and customers with the enthralling design, athletic agility, exceptional performance and MINI fun driving experience. The special event saw the all-new MINI Countryman “ADD STORIES” while ensuring memorable experiences for all participating test drivers amidst the glorious scenery of Prachuap Khiri Khan between 19 and 22 June, 2017.

 

Khun Preecha Ninatkiattikul, General Manager of MINI Thailand, said, “The all-new MINI Countryman transformed the compact car into a truly premium ride in the form of a Sport Activity Vehicle that retains MINI’s trademark “go-kart feeling.” It comes equipped with new interior and exterior design elements as well as advanced technologies and features that offer a whole new level of versatility  and functionality to meet the needs of MINI lovers – especially travel enthusiasts who enjoy mixing up days in the outdoors with the beat of everyday urban life. We have great confidence in the all-new Countryman’s ability to delight the next generation of MINI fans here in Thailand.”

 

Experience driving fun with the new engines of MINI Countryman.

The second-generation MINI Countryman are available in Thailand in three models, each with the powerful and efficient MINI TwinPower Turbo technology.

 

MINI Cooper Countryman is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.5-liter petrol engine with an output of 100 kW/136 hp and maximum torque of 220 Nm at 1,400 - 4,300 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 16 km/liter and the combined CO2 emission is 148 g/km. 6-speed Steptronic transmission, a leather steering wheel with multifunction controls, and comfort access with easy opener function to activate the tailgate opening by foot are among the features that come as standard in the MINI Cooper Countryman.

 

The MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper S Countryman Hightrim both pack a 4-cylinder 2-liter petrol engine that delivers an output of 141 kW/192 hp and 280 Nm. maximum torque at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 16 km/liter and the combined CO2 emissions are 143 g/km. Both Cooper S variants come with 8-speed Steptronic transmission, the MINI Yours sport leather steering wheel with multifunction controls, and 18-inch alloy wheels for the ultimate in fun driving at a level of speed and agility that rivals any other vehicle in its segment.

 

The silhouette – powerful and rugged.

The second-generation MINI Countryman is equally as compact as its successful forebear and makes a convincing statement through its authentic design, yet stands out with its rugged and upright appearance. Visual anchor points shared elsewhere in the brand family include the floating “helmet roof”, the chrome strip on the shoulder line and the clear silhouette, which incorporates classical MINI design features. And the all-new MINI Countryman extends the theme, with headlamps encircled by daytime driving light rings for the first time. The evenly illuminated rings are a signature element, ensuring the striking contours of the headlights are visible both day and night.

 

With sharper lines, the all-new MINI Countryman catches the eye with its taut surfaces and details. Metal edging has been added to the distinctive black band that wraps around the car and takes in the wheel arches. This edging is purposefully squarer in execution, rather than rounded. The flanks, with their precise surfaces, give the car its contours and create tautness.

 

More space for premium character and versatility.

The all-new MINI Countryman boasts larger dimensions across the board with a body 20 centimeters  longer and 3 centimeters wider than its predecessor. Its wheelbase has been extended by 7.5 centimeters. With a clear increase in space, both driver and passengers benefit from extended head, leg and shoulder room. This growth results in significantly increased space in the five fully-fledged seats as well as an increase in storage volume and luggage transport versatility for  the greater comfort of passengers. The luggage compartment volume is 450 liters and can be extended as required to a total of 1,309 liters, with the folding rear backrest offering a 40: 20: 40 split for extended comfort and functionality.

 

The interior – pure and practical.

The all-new MINI Countryman also incorporate tauter surfaces into its interior design, enabling greater clarity and giving the vehicle sharper visual appeal. Horizontal segments give the cockpit area.

 

A visually broader and more modern look. The use of high-quality materials and scope for functionality – e.g. an atmospheric mood is also created by the LED ambient lighting and extensive storage facilities are offered with the door pockets that hold one-litre bottles, giving  a sense of refined premium ambience and a clear increase in space.

 

Aim high with the AUTOHOME roof tent.

With generous space for up to five occupants and their luggage, the all-new MINI Countryman is perfectly equipped for outings that go far beyond the limits of urban mobility and asphalted roads. Drivers can now discover even greater experiences during their journeys with the addition of AUTOHOME roof tent.

 

The aerodynamically optimised lines of the roof tent’s fibre-glass housing ensure a reduction in air resistance and wind noise. The features of the roof tent include a high-density mattress with cotton cover, two doors and two windows with zips, close-meshed mosquito nets at all openings and a battery-operated LED interior light, as well as luggage nets and pockets to stow personal items. A solid aluminium ladder is provided to climb up onto the top floor of the all-new MINI Countryman.

 

New Features and Innovations.

8.8-inch touchscreen – The 8.8-inch screen in the central instrument of the all-new MINI Cooper S Hightrim Countryman features touchscreen functionality for the first time, displaying the navigation and entertainment systems. It supports features such as MINI Country Timer, which detects and shows your runs over demanding terrain and MINI Connected, a personal assistant that supports you on the road with navigation and information supplied via connection with  a smartphone.

 

MINI Logo Projection – The LED Welcome Light installed below the edge of driver-side mirror  will project the MINI Wings logo on the ground when opening or closing the car door. This feature is available in both versions of the all-new MINI Cooper S Countryman.

 

Picnic Bench - One unique option for the all-new MINI Countryman Cooper and Cooper S is the MINI Picnic Bench, which can be folded out of the luggage compartment and provides two comfortable seats for outdoor use.

 

Automatic operation of tailgate / Comfort access system with easy opener function - The all-new MINI Cooper and Cooper S Countryman feature electrical tailgate control, offering the option of touchless operation - requiring the key holder to simply put a foot close to the underside of the rear bumper - and remote-controlled opening paired with a closing button on the tailgate itself.

 

MINI Service Inclusive for customer satisfaction.

As the cornerstone of MINI’s customer excellence strategy, the MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) Programme builds on every MINI’s excellence in performance and design with low cost of ownership and peace of mind. MINI customers are offered 5 years/100,000 km of free maintenance coverage and a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.