Mini has updated its Countryman John Cooper Works for the 2021 model year. See what has changed below…
The Mini Countryman JCW compact family crossover came to market in 2017 and it proved to be an alluring proposition for buyers looking for a combination of strong performance, style and practicality. Now, Mini has updated the Countryman JCW as part of its midlife refresh. Note that the Countryman range will also benefit from an update this year.
From a stylistic point of view, the Countryman JCW gains a redesigned grille while the headlights and taillights have also been reworked, the latter of which features the now-familiar Union Jack light signature. Mini has also exterior colours such as White Silver metallic, Sage Green metallic and Piano Black Exterior which incorporates a high-gloss black finish for the grille, headlight and taillight surround, door handles, boot lid and model lettering. Mini has also enlarged the diameter of the tailpipes to 95 mm.
As for the interior, not too much has changed but buyers can now choose an optional 5.0-inch digital instrument display as well as a new optional 8.8-inch colour infotainment system with a touch-sensitive control panel with a gloss black finish. As always, Mini will offer a host of optional equipment so that Mini buyers can customise their Countryman JCW to their heart’s content.
The same 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine does service under the bonnet with 225 kW and 450 Nm of torque. Mini claims a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250 kph. An 8-speed automatic sport transmission is standard.
The Countryman JCW rides on 18-inch JCW light-alloy wheels and is equipped with a sports brake system with 4-piston fixed calliper disc brakes with the callipers painted in Chili Red.
Mini will launch the updated Countryman JCW later this year and it can be expected locally in fourth quarter of 2020. We will keep you updated as soon as local details are confirmed.