The all-new MINI Countryman is popping-up in our news again through a recent rendering signed by OmniAuto.it, which provides us with a closer look on how the model would look like, once it will be put for an official display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, in October.
The rendering is also based on the recent spy shots, the model coming here with an evolutionary design. As expected, the 2017 MINI Countryman also looks bigger, becoming thus the largest model ever built by the British based company.
Even if we are looking here at an extremely large model, the new Countryman will be lighter as it will stand on the company`s new UKL platform, also used on other MINI or BMW models. This means that it will make room for a wide range of three- or four-cylinder turbocharged engines, coming with front-wheel drive and an ALL4 layout.
Besides the 2017 MINI Countryman, BMW`s subsidiary will also launch the future John Cooper Works, this one also coming with an aggressive body style, wider rims, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood, developing around 230 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque.
As expected, a plug-in hybrid will follow, this one being fitted with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine hooked to an electric motor.