The covers have literally come off the Mini Countryman facelift.

    While our spy photography agency has nabbed photos of the updated Countryman doing laps of the Nurburgring, they also happened upon a different pre-production vehicle with considerably less camouflage.

    2021 Mini Countryman facelift spied

    At the front this red Countryman S development car has a simpler grille insert than the model currently in showrooms.

    The redesigned bumper has fog lights paired with central air intake, while headlight internals have been redesigned.

    Changes at the rear include Union Jack tail-light graphics and a new fascia with a glossy black plastic mesh section between the exhaust tips.

    As usual the revised car will be available new alloy wheel designs, and likely an updated paint palette.

    At both ends there are rectangular cutouts at the bumper corners, with the rear set housing the car’s reflectors.

    Inside the key upgrade seems to be the availability of a digital instrumentation screen, and an upgraded infotainment system.

    2021 Mini Countryman facelift spied

    Given the small amount of camouflage on these development vehicles, it seems likely the revised Mini Countryman will make its debut some time this year, but the global pandemic may delay things slightly.

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

    Buy and Lease
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers