22.1.2021 08:04 am
Sheer size of Mini Countryman allows a girl to be a meanie too.
Automotive purists were outraged when the Mini Countryman was launched just over a decade ago. They – mostly men of course – were whining about the sheer size of the car, haven grown from the conventional compact hatch back to something classified as a SUV of some sorts.
Hyundai and M-Sport Ford will be hoping to make life difficult for the title holding Toyota Gazoo Racing team.
Petrol motivation will be combined with electrification but the Old Continent oil-burner will be dropped.
Complete plans will be detailed on 19 January by Tavares.
Plenty of new models expected to flood the growing segment this year.
The e-Power unit sees the 1.5-litre petrol engine being reduced to generator duty for the electric motor.
Drivers of petrol vehicles will have to bear the brunt of the expected increase.
Coupe-like looks retained, expect the new Civic’s look to feature prominently.