The recently spied 2023 MINI Countryman will come with a revamped interior
MINI is developing its next-generation models which should arrive in 2023 and the new Countryman has been spied undergoing cold-weather testing.
Although the BMW-owned marque aims to go fully electric by 2030, it will introduce new versions of its model line-up so as to keep its customers happy and sales flowing.
To share its underpinnings (an evolution of the UKL front-wheel drive platform) with the new generation BMW X1, the recently spied 2023 MINI Countryman does not look much different to the current model.
However, it has grown in size, as is the case with new cars these days. The new Countryman is expected to be 200 mm longer than the current model, which would put its length at around 4.5 metres. Not so mini anymore eh!
Inside, there will be a new dashboard housing new air vents, a digital instrument cluster and a large, round central touchscreen, with switches and knobs placed under it to control various functions.
MINI will equip the car’s insides with premium chrome trim finishers, the central front armrest will hide a storage space, and the crossover will come with drive modes and the latest safety equipment.
When it gets launched in 2023, the new Countryman will be offered in petrol (standard and performance variants) and electric forms. The battery-powered model will arrive a bit later. It is unclear whether the British marque will offer a plug-in hybrid for 2023.
Rumour has it that MINI will bring back the coupe-styled Paceman and an even larger model than the Country man for the US and Chinese markets in the future.