Here in the Philippines, crossovers have become a very popular choice for many, especially for our fellow Filipino family man who opt to have a ride which can let him take his family anywhere on and off the road. But things went different when MINI Philippines brought in their MINI Countryman to the market.
The Countryman bears an SUV-inspired version of its distinctively MINI compact design, thus possessing the largest body among its mates, yet still is smaller than most crossovers we know. It seats 4 or 5, with ample comfort and room for extra luggage needed for a great getaway. Unique is its Center Rail storage, which allows the front and back passengers to have easy access to tumblers and cellphones just by moving the rail back and forth.
Aside from an optional all-wheel drive system, the Countryman is armed with a powerful twin-turbo diesel engine, with the S variant's output reaching 190 hp and can go up to 220 km/h. With its higher ground clearance than the other MINI's, the Countryman’s small profile won't hold it back from tackling dilapidated roads and off-road paths.