Mini has pulled back the curtain on a series of new cars and models it will debut starting next year. Leading the fight is a new line of EV models, one of which is an all-electric variant of the Countryman reportedly aimed at “urban driving pleasure”, and another is a Cooper EV.
It is noted that this Countryman EV model will have a 150 kW / 204 hp engine capable of going from 0-100 km / h in 8.6 seconds. It is also said to be capable of clocking a range of 462 kilometers on a single charge, while having a new body shape that is the ‘rugged Mini Adventurer’ should appeal.
As for the Cooper EV, it will feature a 135 kW / 184 hp engine that can do 0-100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. The car also aims to offer a range of 402 kilometers on a single charge and, like the Countryman, will have a slight exterior modification, as well as in both three- and five-door variants.
Both EV models also boast a range of modern new features, including an advanced control system, an improved round OLED display and the elimination of a gearshift, meaning these cars will be automatic-only – as will all future Minis, unfortunately.
As for the release plans for these cars, Mini aims to see them on the road by 2024.