Mini has launched its new, beefed-up Countryman. But with increased dimensions comes an increased price tag: B2.34 million for the base Mini Cooper Countryman, which is a full B450,000 more expensive than the outgoing model.
That also puts the Countryman in more expensive territory than the nippier, compact and more-Thonglor-parking-lot-approved three-door Mini Cooper (B2.19 million).
With the rugged and practical Countryman, though, you get way more room (and doors) for people sitting in the back, as well as outdoors-y little touches like a cushioned picnic bench that lifts out from the trunk.
Sadly for now Bangkok’s Countryman lineup lacks any genuine four-wheel grunt (as well as any diesel options), but we do get the super-quick Cooper S models (B2.7-3 million).
Try Millenium Auto, 99/99 Sukhumvit Soi 63., 02-711-6666. BTS Ekkamai