Update: First-ever MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid debuts in Malaysia

The New MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid has been introduced; the first Hybrid in the MINI line-up. As a Hybrid, the MINI Countryman gets a specific “e” badge on the side scuttles and yellow “S” in the model inscription on the rear as well as on the radiator grille and door sill finishers, to differentiate it from the standard Countryman.

In addition, the Plug-in Countryman is equipped with ALL4 body kit, 19-inch MINI Yours Masterpiece and a charging port under a flap in the left-hand side scuttle. Two-tone body and roof color combination is available for this Countryman Hybrid: Chili Red, British Racing Green, Thunder Grey, Light White, Melting Silver with Black Roof and Island Blue with White Roof.

Interior-wise, the MINI Countryman has that familiar cabin and features, but with added elements such as MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Steering, hand-finished aluminium-colored contrast stitching, a 6.5-inch Touch Screen Display, and an eDrive switch to toggle AUTO. electric MAX and SAVE BATTERY modes.

MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid eALL4

The MINI eALL4 System plays a role to emulate the hallmark MINI Go-Kart driving experience. The ALL4 all-wheel drive comes with Dynamic Stability Control which distributes the propulsive force of the engines to both axles. The petrol engine propels the front axle wheels while the electric motor propels the rear axle wheels. The ALL4 system helps to counteract oversteer as well as understeer and ensures an optimum propulsion.

Being the first of its kind in MINI, the new Countryman Plug-In Hybrid effectively offers a petrol engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor powering on the rear wheels. With 6-speed automatic transmission, this MINI Hybrid is capable of producing 224hp and 385Nm of torque, thus making the model the torquiest MINI model in its range. The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 6.8 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of up to 198km/h while consuming only an average of 2.1 liters per 100km of fuel. It also offers an all-electric driving range of up to 42km with a maximum speed of up to 120km/h.

Being a Hybrid, the Countryman is chargeable at home or at a power grid of a public charging station. In conjunction with its introduction, MINI Malaysia will throw in the ChargeNow bundle with MINI Public Charging Cables as well as a 1-Year free subscription of unlimited charging at all 270 ChargeEV stations. Additionally, the MINI Countryman is offered with a battery warranty that is valid for six years or up to 100,000km.

The New MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid is available at all authorized MINI dealerships nationwide from Friday, 6 April. The Countryman PL Hybrid comes in at RM 255,888, minus insurance.

MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid gallery

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