2018 MINI countryman SUV car reviews claim it to be the largest MINI model of all times which is currently available in the UAE car market. The MINI Countryman received some great updates including safety features and technology. It is a premium sub-compact SUV which features luxury, spacious cabin, improved and latest infotainment system and luxury materials wrapped interior adding more luxury to its stance. The SUV car reviews say the iconic style of MINI is incorporated into the modern day style which makes the countryman a perfect blend of class, modernity and performance.
The Mini line-up SUV car reviews depict the unmatchable class of Mini Countryman which is now laced with the twin-turbocharged engine. The turbocharged engine gives impeccable performance even in tough driving conditions making the countryman a capable contender of other SUV’s in the segment by renowned brands.
World-class performance, optional all-wheel drive and laced with innovative technology, the Countryman 2018 is ready to bear all the challenges of the UAE roads.
This MINI Countryman has more head and rear legroom than any other brands in this segment SUV has. It has more rear legroom and cargo capacity which makes it perfect for the day to day use in luxury and style.
The versatility, passenger comfort and spaciousness have made this sub-compact SUV stand out among the crowd.
The Design and Features of 2018 MINI Countryman
The 2018 MINI Countryman has premium features and falls into one of the sub-compacts SUVs with high ranking and having excellent safety ratings. We will discuss the exterior, interior performance, and safety features of this premium sub-compact SUV below.
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The 5-passenger and spaciously designed MINI Countryman is taller and broader than ever before. It has sportier outlook with bigger proportions and features a grille which does not overcome the front fascia. The grille is very differently designed, covering a small portion of the front and has chrome accents surrounding the grille.
This newly designed grille makes the lower bumper larger as compared to other MINI vehicles. Moreover, it has on its sides, large air intakes and big air dam in the middle. Fog lamps are found at the corners of air intakes helping to enhance on-road visibility and making your drive safe even in difficult road conditions. The signature LED headlights are still there as part of the iconic style of MINI vehicles.
The muscular, longer and more stylish than ever, it’s all about MINI Countryman with added features in its aerodynamic design making it look striking and appealing in every way. The wider stance and bulging fenders add more muscular looks to this premium sub-compact SUV. Style elements of 2018 Countryman include a chrome strip at the rear screen and base of the windows and similarly on door handles chrome accents are added to enhance the sportier look of this vehicle.
The roof rails are added to the 2018 MINI with an option of 19-inch Edge Spoke Light Alloy Wheels adding more into cargo capacity and improving the stance of this vehicle. It is available in 8 colours, which are Melting Silver, Chestnut, Light White, iconic British Racing Green II, Island Blue, Lapisluxury Blue, Moonwalk Grey and Midnight Black.
The interior of 2018 Countryman has limitless customization options for upholstery which is luxurious and laced with advanced technologies to make your ride comfortable. MINI is the most versatile sub-compact SUV in this segment, the spacious cabin can seat passengers comfortably, has a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The passengers can enjoy the sunlight and fresh air by this standard in-cabin feature which adds more value to your ride in this luxury subcompact SUV.
Not only this, the cabin has 6-way adjustable bucket seats on front, heating system, 40/20/40 split folding bench seat for enhanced cargo capacity and leather-wrapped sports steering. Driver controls such as audio control, cruise control and many other features making the drive and driving experience smooth. The cargo capacity of this SUV is 49 cubic feet after folding the rear seats.
A 6.5-inch high-resolution display is fitted on the dashboard, offering easy access to infotainment features. The infotainment features include Navigation, Bluetooth, and Hands-free Communication. Some other technological features in the 2018 MINI Countryman are 6-Speaker Audio System, Satellite Radio, Voice Activation, Dual Zone Climate Control System and a lot more. Whereas optional features include 8.8-inch High-Resolution Touchscreen, MINI Connected 5.0, Wireless Charging, Apple CarPlay and more.
Performance of the 2018 Countryman
With front-wheel drive and option of all-wheel drive, the 2018 MINI Countryman is a perfect SUV for the roads and off-road adventures of the UAE. Powered by a twin-turbocharged engine and options of choosing among both the 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission, this subcompact SUV offers more what other SUVs in this segment aren’t offering.
It has two engine options, and the first one is a 1.5-litre inline 4-Cylinder twin-turbocharged engine capable of producing 136 horsepower and 220Nm of torque. With the top speed of 202 Km/h, the Countryman can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 9.6 seconds.
The other engine option is of 2.0-litre inline 4-Cylinder twin-turbocharged engine, capable of producing 192 horsepower and 280Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 225 Km/h and can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 7.5 seconds only.
It offers three Driving Modes that are Sport, Green and Mid modes. From aggressive to fuel-efficient performance, it has a lot to offer along with stability, handling and enhanced balance.
Safety Features – SUV Car Reviews
The 2018 MINI Countryman SUV car reviews say it has latest and essential safety features making your ride safe, comfortable and smooth even on the difficult roads and challenging weather conditions. The all-new MINI Countryman packs advanced safety features and technologies which are most demanding in the UAE market for new cars.
The highlighting safety features of the 2018 Countryman are:
• Dynamic Stability Control
• Eight Dual-Stage Airbags
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Ultra-Rigid Body with Multiphase Steel Frame
• Traction Control
• Rear View Camera
• Attentiveness Assistance
• Parking Assist
• Anti-lock Brakes
• Rear Park Distance Control
• Seatbelt Pretensioners
• Safety Features of the 2018 MINI Countryman
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System
While there are few optional features available too, which include:
• Head-up Display
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Active Driving Assistance
• Automatic Emergency Braking
• Forward Collision Warning
• High Beam Assist
Price of the MINI Countryman 2018 in the UAE
According to this sub-compact SUV car reviews, it is already available in the UAE car market with both the engine options and customization options to choose from. The starting price 2018 MINI Countryman is AED 135,000 that can go as high as AED 165,000 with optional features.