Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia

CY Foong · Feb 26, 2021 04:00 PM

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 01

Alongside a slew of launches which include the locally-assembled (CKD) BMW X7 and the all-new BMW 430i Coupe M Sport, MINI Malaysia has launched the new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman facelift.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 02

MINI Cooper S Countryman shown

Just like its pre-facelift model, the MINI Countryman facelift is assembled locally (CKD) at the Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah.

There are two variants available, the petrol-powered Countryman S and the Countryman SE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with prices shown below (excluding SST which is valid until 30-June 2021).

2021 MINI Countryman facelift pricelist
Variant Price
MINI Cooper S Countryman RM 244,265.76
MINI Cooper SE Countryman PHEV RM 254,461.84

Exterior

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 01

Outside, both variants of the Countryman feature the MINI ALL4 Exterior Optic Pack, auto LED headlights, bonnet stripes, roof rails, and side sills.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 02

The uniquely MINI Union Jack rear light design is also changed slightly with a more block-designed triangular surface which MINI claims to produce stronger lighting. The rear also features dark-tinted taillights.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 03

Above: MINI Turnstile Spoke wheel
Below: MINI Yours British Spoke wheel

A way to differentiate the two variants of the Countryman would be the wheels. The Countryman S wears 19-inch MINI Turnstile Spoke wheels while the Countryman SE PHEV is equipped with 19-inch MINI Yours British Spoke wheels. Both variants ride on run-flat tyres.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 04

Instead of chrome trims, both variants of the Countryman come with high-gloss piano black trims on the headlight surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille, door handles, and the model lettering on the tailgate.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 05

Both variants of the Countryman are equipped with an automatic tailgate and just to keep the MINI charm, a picnic bench is also available as standard for those wanting to take a break from a long journey.

Interior

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 06

Step inside the driver seat of both Countryman variants and you’ll be greeted with a MINI Yours Illuminated cockpit in Shaded Silver. Amplifying the interior’s classy look is the Satellite Grey headliner and Carbon Black leather seats.

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Standard features on both variants of the Countryman are:

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 08

  • Head-up display
  • Wireless charger
  • 12-speaker Harmon Kardon HiFi loudspeaker system

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 09

There is also a built-in 4G SIM card that enables digital service including Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI TeleService, and Remote Service. The latter service is complemented with the MINI Connected App.

Powertrains

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 10

Powering the two variants of the biggie MINI are a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine on the Countryman S and a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged engine with an electric motor on the Countryman SE PHEV.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 11

The turbocharged 2.0-litre in the Countryman S

Below are the performance figures for both engines:

2021 MINI Countryman facelift
Variant MINI Cooper S Countryman MINI Cooper SE Countryman PHEV
Engine 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo + electric motor
Transmission 7-speed DCT automatic 6-speed automatic
Max output (PS) 192 224
Max torque (Nm) 280 385
Top speed (km/h) 226 194
0-100 km/h (s) 7.5 6.8
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive All-wheel drive

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 12

The 1.5-litre turbocharged engine in the Countryman SE PHEV

The Countryman SE PHEV features the latest eDrive technology which includes a 10-kWh lithium battery, giving the plug-in hybrid a maximum electrically powered range of 48 km.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 13

All-wheel drive is standard on the Countryman SE PHEV

The PHEV variant of the Countryman can be charged at home with the home charging cable that’s provided with the car. MINI claims that charging at home takes approximately 5 hours @ 2.3 kW to charge from 0-100% depending on the voltage of the household power grid.

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 14

On the other hand, charging from 0-100% at one of the 300 public charging stations around Malaysia takes approximately 3 hours 15 minutes @ 3.7 kW. Every Countryman SE PHEV owner will be given a complimentary MINI Public Charging Cable and a free 1-year subscription of unlimited charging at all ChargEV stations nationwide.

Safety

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 15

Provided as standard on both variants of the Countryman are 6 airbags and the Advanced Driving Assistant System (ADAS) suite which includes high-beam assistant, speed limit information, braking warning, and AEB as well as an approach control warning with light city braking function.

Colours

Priced from RM 244k, new CKD 2021 MINI Countryman S and SE PHEV facelift launched in Malaysia 16

Both variants of the MINI Countryman are available in 6 colours which are:

  • Chili Red
  • White Silver
  • Island Blue
  • Thunder Grey
  • British Racing Green
  • Sage Green

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MINI Cooper S Countryman (above) and MINI Cooper SE Countryman PHEV (below)

The MINI Countryman facelift will be available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide starting today (26-February 2021). Bookings can also be done online via the MINI Online Shop.

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Both Countryman variants are also covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5-year roadside assistance programme which includes a 24-hour hotline, free towing services, and mobility service solutions, among others.

CY Foong

Writer

Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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