MINI Countryman, can we imagine the third generation like this?

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MINI aims to become a fully electric brand by 2030, but before we do. happen, lancer & agrave; on the market a new generation of today's models. Currently, the brand is working on the third generation of the Countryman. It is a very important model for the automaker given the good sales success it has had so far. This car, recently, & egrave; was intercepted on the road during a series of tests.

Although the spy photos showed a vehicle still in disguise, we tried to figure out what the final design might look like. The result & egrave; in the render that you can see .

NEW PLATFORM

We know that the new Countryman pogger & agrave; on BMW's new FAAR platform . As some rumors of the past had reported, the change of platform will bring; the new MINI model to have a length greater than about 20 cm . Consequently, there will be; much more; interior space. On an aesthetic level, you do not need to & agrave; expect a major upheaval compared to the current generation.

There will, however, be a new front with circular headlights. Some elements will be taken from the Urbanaut concept car. The biggest differences will be found inside the cockpit. It seems, in fact, that there will be & agrave; a much nicer environment modern with the presence of a large panel inside which the instrumentation and infotainment displays will be present. This is a solution already; seen on the latest models of the German carmaker.

As for the engines, there will still be units & agrave; endothermic. It is possible that the engines that will be present on the future BMW X1 will arrive as the German SUV will pogger & agrave; on the same platform. Unit & agrave; which will probably have a Mild Hybrid 48 V system. There should also be a Plug-in variant and later also a 100% electric model.

But when it does; the new MINI Countryman? We talk about the end of 2022 and then go on sale at the beginning of 2023. Before then, more information will surely emerge that will allow us to better understand the path taken by Mini for the development of its car.

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