- Mini has shown the first glimpse of the next generation Countryman SUV.
- It will arrive in the US for the 2025 model year and begin production this year in Germany at a BMW plant.
- The new Countryman will offer both a gasoline version and an electric version, and we’ll see if both end up coming to the US
A new version of the biggest Mini, the Countryman SUV, is coming soon and we’ve just received confirmation that it will spawn an electric variant. New photos of a camouflaged 2025 Countryman also give a glimpse of the new model’s appearance, which, unsurprisingly, closely follows the familiar Mini aesthetic.
The 2025 Mini Countryman will begin production this year at a BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany, making it the first Mini model to be built in its parent company’s home country. It will be built alongside several BMW models, including the 2 Series Gran Coupe. We’re not sure exactly when it will go on sale in the US, or if both the gas and EV versions will make it to our shores.
We expect the electric Countryman to share specs with the BMW iX1, an electric version of the X1 crossover that we don’t get in the US. a range of about 230 miles. The gas version also seems a sure bet to share the US-spec 2023 BMW X1’s turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that makes 241 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
A new Mini Cooper hatchback is also on the cards, but we haven’t heard an update in a while since we saw leaked images showing the new car’s appearance in 2021. range, including the possibility of withdrawing the Clubman wagon in favor of the new Aceman EV.
Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession with the automotive industry during his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school paper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his first professional auto writing gig at Car Magazine. He was part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York.