The compact SUV class has more contenders than ever before, and the standard of those contenders has never been higher. That means the Countryman’s job has never been tougher, so does it have both the style and substance to compete?
The so-called premium compact SUV segment is booming, and Mini is keen to capitalise with the new for 2017 Countryman.
Mini has announced that its all-new Countryman crossover will go on sale in February next year, priced from £22,465.
The ALL4 Clubman offers the reassurance of four-wheel-drive, a punchy diesel engine and the convenience of an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Question is; do the added ingredients make it better than humbler Clubmans; or is it a case of less is more?