Mini’s announced prices for its plug-in hybrid Countryman, the Cooper S E, before it goes on sale in June 2017
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- Plug-in hybrid Mini Countryman revealed
- Features a combined 224hp from its petrol engine and electric motor
- Will cost from £31,585
- Goes on sale on 24 June 2017
The hybrid version will offer a more fuel-efficient alternative to the standard car thanks to a combination of an efficient three-cylinder petrol engine and a powerful electric motor. This stylish crossover will be capable of returning 134.5mpg and reaching 62mph from rest in just 6.8 seconds thanks, in part, to its grippy all-wheel-drive system.
The new hybrid’s interior will look very similar to the standard car’s, shown here
With a full charge, you’ll be able to drive as far as 25 miles in near-silent electric-only mode. An ordinary household three-pin socket can charge the batteries in little more than three hours while public fast charging points can offer a full serving of electrons in two hours and fifteen minutes.
Those batteries mean its 405-litre boot is 45 litres smaller than the standard car’s with five seats in place and loses out by 115 litres with them folded away, however.
Mini Cooper S E Countryman price and release date
When it goes on sale on 24 June 2017 you’ll have to hand over at least £31,585 for the new Countryman hybrid. All models will come with a six-speed automatic gearbox while, inside, you’ll find sat nav, Bluetooth, cruise control and an emergency phone feature as standard.