MINI has revealed the new 2021 MINI Countryman, and it’s a big deal for the automaker. Making up almost 40-percent of sales in the US market, MINI’s largest model will now come in everything from a 3-cylinder gas form, through to a plug-in electric hybrid, and a John Cooper Works version. All-wheel drive will be optional.
The AWD version – dubbed ALL4 – uses a gas engine for the front wheels and an electric motor for the rear wheels. In the MINI JCW Countryman ALL4 that means 301 hp and 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Top speed is 149 mph.
Inside, there’s an updated dashboard with cellular connectivity as standard; MINI uses that for OTA map updates on navigation-equipped cars, plus for the optional Amazon Alexa feature. A new digital driver display is available too. Expect it in US dealerships in Summer 2020.