The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 has been across the block for some time, and but the smooth crossover nonetheless seems contemporary and related. If latest stories are to be believed, this plug-in hybrid model is about to die, because the next-gen mannequin will eschew the PHEV setup in favor of a purely electrical powertrain to echo the BMW iX1.

Earlier than retiring, the tacky crossover traveled to Norway to go to the Lofoten Islands. It’s a 1,227 sq. kilometer, 200 kilometer lengthy group of islands in northern Norway situated between 100 and 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. As we are able to simply see, the Countryman was geared up with a roof rack on high of which is a tent accessed by way of an aluminum ladder.

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Though nonetheless a MINI at coronary heart, the electrified crossover is massively sensible for what it’s, providing a complete baggage quantity of 1,275 litres. In fact, this one is much more versatile because of its roof high tent that gives a beneficiant sleeping space measuring 2.1 meters lengthy and 1.30 meters vast. There are 4 fuel stress springs to carry the tent superstructure and there is even LED inside lighting in addition to nets and baggage pockets.

The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 itself is unchanged, that means it has the identical 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and electrical motor. The three-cylinder petrol unit is sweet for 125 hp despatched to the entrance wheels, whereas the electrical motor sends 95 hp to the rear axle. Mixed, the plug-in hybrid crossover provides a greater than first rate output of 220 hp and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque.

We’ll remind you that engineers improved the automobile’s electrical vary a few years in the past once they upgraded the unique 7.6 kWh battery pack to a bigger 9.6 kWh pack. It could possibly cowl as much as 51 kilometers on the WLTP cycle with out consuming gasoline, which is a good vary contemplating the battery continues to be fairly small.

Connected under is the complete photograph gallery with practically 130 photographs displaying the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 throughout its Lofoten Islands journey.

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