The new facelift MINI JCW Countryman has been introduced and with output remaining the same, the changes are mainly in its aesthetics. This follows after the facelift MINI Countryman was globally unveiled in May this year.
The front end looks largely familiar except for the redesigned front grille and headlamps while at the rear, the Countryman sports a completely new bumper. Resting under the new rear bumper are enlarged tailpipes, measuring 10 mm larger than before at 95 mm. The White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic exterior colours, as well as the optional Piano Black Exterior, are new.
With the optional package, the headlamp surrounds, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome, as are the door handles and lettering on the rear bonnet.
Standard equipment on the facelift JCW Countryman includes a 4-piston fixed caliper disc brakes in the front and single-piston floating-caliper disc brakes on the rear wheels, tucked behind 18-inch JCW light-alloy wheels. The wheels take on the same design as the pre-facelift model launched here last year; same goes to the Union Jack tail light graphics.
Inside, there’s now a coloured strip that stretches across the dashboard. Sadly though, the funky 5-inch digital instrument cluster and 8.8-inch touchscreen display are optional items.
Under the hood of the facelift JCW Countryman is the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine from before, with 306 hp and 450 Nm of torque to power all four wheels. Squashed in between is an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The facelift JCW Countryman will do 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds – making it one of the fastest “SUVs” under RM400k in Malaysia.
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