Mini’s first electric Countryman has a wild interior that’s not to be missed

Mini's first electric Countryman has a wild interior that's not to be missed

Mini has promised to go all electric by 2030, a date that seemed pretty far off back in 2021 but right now is starting to sound not that far off at all. While the company’s prior battery-powered efforts have been great, it’s going to take something more serious and more practical to convert the masses to the wonders of electrification.

That something might just be the 2025 Mini Countryman. While Mini will offer this car with a gasoline-burning engine if you’re feeling traditional, the star of the lineup will be the new, $45,200, all-electric Countryman SE. With 313 horsepower and 363 pound-feet of torque, it’s quick, and with way more cargo space, it’s practical too.

But how does it drive? That’s what we headed to Portugal to find out, and while the extra volume and weight of the new Countryman does come with some compromises, it’s an engaging SUV to drive with a fantastic interior that’s just a few software updates away from perfection. Full the full preview, watch the video up top.

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