MINI has unveiled the 2013 Countryman, ahead of its launch later this month. It features an updated interior with revised door panels and a bench rear seat.

MINI has unveiled the 2013 Countryman, ahead of its launch later this month.

Designed to be more user friendly than previous incarnations, the updated crossover has door-mounted window switches, new armrests and revised door inserts that "enhance the car’s premium ambience, comfort and practicality." There's also new rings around the speedometer and air vents that have a Carbon Black outer ring as well as a black or chrome inner ring.

The model will also come with a rear bench seat which replaces the previously standard individual rear seats. However, the individual rear seats will still be available as a no-cost option.

Engine options carryover, but manual versions of the MINI One Countryman and MINI Cooper Countryman will meet the EU6 emission standards that are slated to go into effect in 2014.

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