The new MINI Countryman: always online and up-to-date thanks to intelligent networking, according to the carmaker.
“The progressive character of the new MINI Countryman is reflected in new digital MINI Connected services and, what is more, the desire for individualisation is catered to more radically than ever before with the range of additional optional extras and Original MINI Accessories.”
The new MINI Countryman is equipped with a SIM card that is permanently fitted in the car.
“This enables use of Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and accident severity, as well as MINI TeleServices,” the company said in a statement.
“The Connected Media option includes a wide range of MINI Connected digital services.”
The carmaker said this provides access to the Real Time Traffic Information service as well as the internet platform MINI Online and preparation for Apple CarPlay. MINI Connected can be used to send navigation destinations from the smartphone to the vehicle.
Furthermore, a new digital instrument display is standard for the new MINI Countryman.
The carmaker said the display in Black Panel design behind the steering wheel has a diameter of 5.0 inches.
The range of audio and navigation systems has been restructured. The standard Connected Media and optional Connected Navigation Plus, available as an alternative to the basic configuration, each include an 8.8-inch colour screen with touchscreen function located in the central instrument that is typical of the brand.
Meanwhile touch-sensitive bookmark buttons and high-gloss Piano Black surfaces underscore the premium character of the central instrument.
The carmaker added that the Connected Navigation option makes a range of additional infotainment functions available in the new MINI Countryman in addition to providing a convenient route guidance system. This option also comprises wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and a second USB socket.
The new MINI Countryman is available with two petrol engines featuring the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The engines have seen extensive further development and cover an output spectrum ranging from 100 kW to 141 kW (combined fuel consumption: 6.7 – 6.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 153 – 143 g/km).
The new MINI Countryman is available in South Africa in two model variants:
- MINI Cooper Countryman R599,624.00
- MINI Cooper S Countryman R631,004.00