The facelifted Mini Countryman has officially touched down in South Africa, with the local range comprising two variants at launch.
As we reported earlier in 2020, the diesel-powered derivative – which had offered 110 kW and 330 N.m from its 2,0-litre four-pot – has been given the axe in South Africa.
Instead, the local line-up again comprises the Cooper Countryman (generating an unchanged 100 kW from its 1,5-litre turbo-triple) and the Cooper S Countryman (like the pre-facelift version, churning out 141 kW courtesy of its turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder heart).
So, how much are you looking at here in terms of pricing? Well, the Cooper Countryman starts at R599 624, while the Cooper S Countryman is priced from R631 004.
A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission ships standard on both models, with paddles listed as optional for the Cooper S. The base variant will hit 100 km/h in a claimed 9,7 seconds before topping out at 203 km/h, while the Cooper S reaches three figures in a claimed 7,5 seconds before running out of puff at 226 km/h.
The hotter John Cooper Works Countryman range-topper, meanwhile, is on the way.
As a reminder, the mid-cycle refresh includes a fresh front end with a newly designed grille, LED headlamps and LED foglamps, plus LED (Union Jack-themed) taillamps round back and a fresh (optional) Piano Black Exterior package. Revised alloy wheel designs have also been rolled out.
Newly added colours include White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic, while the roof and side-mirror caps can be finished in black as an alternative to the body colour. Inside, you’ll find a new five-inch digital instrument cluster display, a sports leather steering wheel and fresh leather trim.