MINI Countryman hybrid set for mid-life refresh

The plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman SUV will be treated to a mid-life facelift to bring it in line with the rest of the model range.

The most immediately obvious update is at the rear, where the Countryman gains its own version of the Hatchback and Clubman’s Union Flag tail-lights. From these pictures, it’s clear that the LED light clusters will be arranged in a portrait – rather than the Clubman’s landscape – orientation. The headlights will be updated, too, likely with Matrix LED technology for the first time.

Elsewhere, the styling tweaks are likely to be limited to a set of fresh bumpers and a few new colour and trim choices – as seen on the new Clubman. MINI will offer a variety of new wheel designs, too.

Inside, we can expect to see an adapted version of the new MINI Electric’s digital instrument cluster – in place of the current car’s analogue rev counter and small LCD display. The central infotainment system will likely get a software update, too, bringing the firm’s latest in-car technology innovations to the SUV.

Other details are thin on the ground for the time being, but we expect the production version of the updated MINI Countryman hybrid to be revealed in the autumn, with first deliveries in early 2021.

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