UK debut for MINI Countryman PHEV this weekend

MINI shows new plug-in hybrid model

We’ve driven and were very impressed by the 2017 MINI Countryman, now comes another step towards the possible local arrival of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version.

Still not officially confirmed for an Australian arrival, though we are keeping an eye on the situation, the new 2018 MINI Countryman PHEV makes its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

The PHEV is MINI’s first ever plug in hybrid model.

Featuring all-wheel drive and an electric-only drive range expected of around 30 kilometres, the new MINI offering will be put to the test on the festival’s infamous Hill Climb.

Like the other PHEV offerings in the BMW family, such as the recently launched in Australia BMW 530e iPerformance, the MINI will also feature a petrol engine, in this case though it will be BMW/MINI’s three-cylinder unit.

MINI telling us the Cooper S E ALL4 Countryman PHEV produces CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km and average fuel consumption just above 2.0L/100km.

The car brand is also using the Goodwood event to showcase the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and that’s an offering already available to Australian buyers.

We’ll bring you more news on the new MINI PHEV as it comes to hand in our MINI Countryman News section.

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