Just in time for the 2014 New York Auto Show, MINI unveiled the 2015 Countryman Facelift, an updated version of its well-known crossover that promises to continue the success of the outgoing model. If you were expecting some radical changes you will be disappointed as the 2015 Countryman only comes with a revised front grille, underride guard elements for the front and rear apron, and new side sills offered as standard in conjunction with the all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4 (not on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman) and as an option on the other models.
Moreover, the 2015MY Countryman comes with new standard and optionally available light alloy wheels but also new exterior paint finishes such as Jungle Green metallic, Midnight Grey metallic and Starlight Blue metallic. MINI offers additional customization option such as contrasting colours for the roof and exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes and Sport Stripes as well as Piano Black Exterior - available for MINI for the first time.
Other highlights are the new LED fog lights including daytime driving and parking light in LED technology, xenon headlamps and adaptive turning light, comfort access panorama glass roof, automatic air conditioning, removable tow hitch with trailer load of up to 1,200 kg, MINI navigation system, Sport Button, sports suspension, sports leather steering wheel with shift paddles for automatic transmission, multifunction steering wheel with cruise control, Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and model-specific John Cooper Works accessories.
The MINI Connected infotainment program increases driving fun thanks to functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser; online connection also enables the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and foursquare as well as Glympse, RSS news feed reception and entertainment programs such as AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.