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.
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.
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.