The 2017 MINI Countryman has been spied undergoing some last minute cold weather testing.
Slated to be introduced sometime sometime next year, the crossover has an evolutionary design but adopts a new front fascia with an enlarged grille and restyled headlights. The déjà vu design continues further back as there's extended fender flares, a sloping roof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.
Engine options will carryover from the Cooper, so expect a variety of petrol and diesel units including a 1.5-liter three-cylinder with 134 bhp (100 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque as well as a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 189 bhp (141 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. There should also be a range-topping John Cooper Works variant with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 228 bhp (170 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.
Update: Nürburgring spy photos added