Mini did make it clear that they will be working to give the Mini Countryman a much-needed facelift and while they have not shown it off just yet, the vehicle was spotted getting tested out in the open. Here is what we got to see.
Parts of the vehicle was still covered in camo so it is clear that Mini wanted to keep some things a secret for now. What we did get to see was the changes on the outside. While it is nothing too major as expected from Mini, it is clear that they updated the bumper, grille and also gave the headlights and taillights new graphic.
We can see the new taillight signature which is modeled after the Union Jack. Other updates that we are expecting to see include new alloy wheels, new color options and updated tech and features on the inside.
As for the engine, most people believe Mini will be keeping the 1.5 liters three-cylinder engine, the 1.5 liters three-cylinder from Cooper, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. Diesel engine options will also be offered as well.
The facelifted Mini Countryman is expected to arrive mid next year.