According to Autoexpress, Mini is reconsidering to add one more crossover in the coming years. The British car manufacturer will supposedly replace the slow-selling Paceman with something completely different. The new vehicle will come sometime in 2018, and will be largely based on the new Countryman. As a matter of fact, it should be named the 2019 Mini Countryman coupe-SUV.
2019 Mini Countryman Coupe-SUV: What’s Cooking
The coupe-looking segment is growing rapidly, and the carmaker has pretty good idea how to build the interesting car. They will definitely use the same UKL1 platform as the new Countryman, and likely the identical engines. The biggest difference between the regular and coupe-looking SUV will be in the styling. The new model will be placed lowered to the ground, and will get more aggressive roofline. O yes, we almost forgot to say that this will be a five-door car.
Under the hood, the base 2019 Mini Countryman coupe-SUV will use a 1.5-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder engine. The mill will likely produce 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Of course, there will be also a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft. If everything goes according to the plan, the car producer will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain as well.
The new Mini Countryman coupe would be the biggest rival of the Range Rover Evoque, so the price should be similar as well. According to this, the stylish coupe crossover will cost around $40,000.