Countryman crossover at this month’s Los Angeles motor show.
The revisions come two years after the model’s initial debut and focus on bringing interior quality up to a higher standard, in the face of competition from the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
The biggest changes are to the centre console, which gains a new storage cubby hole — thanks to the relocation of the window switches to the door panels. The driver’s side door will come equipped with all-around window controls as well as switches for the electric door mirrors.
New door inserts have been fitted and the armrests re-profiled for greater comfort, while the centrally mounted speedometer and four air vents are now ringed in carbon-black, with the option of gloss black or chrome detailing.
The Countryman will now come as standard with a three-seat rear bench, with two individual seats available as a no-cost option.
Exterior revisions are limited to new colour options: Brilliant Copper metallic and Blazing Red metallic.
The engine line-up is unchanged, meaning three diesel and four petrol units with power ranging from 90-218bhp. All except the entry-level diesel model are available with an optional six-speed automatic gearbox in place of the standard six-speed manual item.
Thanks to: Autocar