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Mini Countryman Electric

Mini Countryman EV front three quarter lead
Mini Countryman EV front three quarter lead

With so many EVs offering almost indistinguishable power delivery and driving characteristics, assessing them sometimes feels like a game of Top Trumps merely comparing ranges, battery capacities, charging rates, number of motors, sizes of touchscreen and the like.

But with the new Mini Countryman SE All4, the first electric version of the new third-gener, let’s start with something far more subjective: how charming it is. Really, it’s lovely.

Electric power suits the Mini brand well. The upbeat, premium but friendly styling that Mini is aiming for meshes well with the calm and relaxing dynamics and instant zip that battery-powered cars offer.

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And with its spacious interior, retro design flourishes and infotainment that sit just the right side of cheesy, this family SUV shows great potential as the British brand accelerates its transition. That gives it considerable appeal. Enough to overlook some statistics that might be unexceptional in a game of Top Trumps? Let’s see.

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