MINI has released extensive details and pictures of the updated Paceman and Countryman, scheduled to reach dealerships before the end of this month
First, the facelifted Paceman has gained a restyled hexagonal radiator grille, revised headlights, new standard and optional alloy wheels and black or chrome accents. Jungle Green metallic and Midnight Grey metallic colors will be also available, while LED parking lights and fog lamps with daytime driving lights are in the extra equipment list. On the inside, the 2015 Paceman features new chrome applications for the ventilation controls and sports seats for both driver and front passenger.
The engine range remains unchanged, but the Cooper S modification will now have 190 PS (140 kW) instead of 184 PS (135 kW) before the update. The range-topping Paceman JCW will sport a 218 PS (160 kW) 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and an ALL4 all-wheel drive system. All units are mated to a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed automatic.
Next is the 2015 Countryman, which features basically the same visual tweaks. It is offered with new standard and optionally available light alloy wheels with “reduced weight and optimized aerodynamics properties”. Additional customization options include contrasting colors for the roof and the exterior mirror caps and bonnet stripes.
MINI says now the model has “optimized acoustic comfort and reinforced premium characteristics in the interior” with dark dials for road speed and engine speed and chrome trims on the air vents. Customers can order 40:20:40 folding rear seats, while the boot volume can be extended from 350 liters to 1,170 liters.
The Countryman will be powered by the same engine range as the Paceman. Worth mentioning here is that all units are EU6 compliant, while the ALL4 system will be available on all versions as an optional feature.
The facelifted models will be on sale from July 2014 with prices starting at 17,322 EUR ($23,550) for the Paceman and 16,734 EUR ($22,750) for the Countryman, both in Cooper versions.