The new Countryman is finally here!

It’s always exciting when a new model hits the showrooms, and it’s now time for the Countryman to break out of the camouflage and see the light of day.

As expected there’s all new styling and once again it’s bigger. Disappointingly the front end has continued moving away from the modern styling the rest of the F-range has received. But still, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Time will tell if people like it.

Great news for the techno-geeks amongst us – the hybrid version predicted earlier in the year is now a reality. Boasting total power of 221hp (just shy of the JCW’s 228hp) whilst still being economical, the Cooper S E Countryman All4 also gets to boast one of the longest model names of the range.

Enjoy some of the reviews from AutoBlog here, from Car & Driver here, and several detailed articles from Motoring File here.