Mini targets business users with new Countryman model

Mini Countryman

As Mini prepares to replace its Countryman crossover with an all-new model, it has unveiled a new special edition version designed to appeal to company car drivers.

The Mini Countryman D ALL4 Business is fitted with a large amount of standard equipment that would usually mean higher Benefit In Kind tax on the vehicle if ordered as individual options on a standard car.

Buyers are treated to satellite navigation, 17-inch alloy wheels and parking sensors, as well as a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control and automatic headlights. These extras are normally optionally available as part of the 'Chilli' pack.

For the £22,455 asking price, the ALL4 Business offers four-wheel-drive and a 1.6-litre diesel engine that returns a claimed 60.1mpg. This price is just £1,400 more than the standard ALL4 car.

The emissions it produces are also some of the lowest for a diesel all-wheel-drive car, with emissions rated at just 123g/km of CO2. With such a low CO2 figure, owners would have to pay 19 per cent of the car's overall price in tax under current rules.

The four-wheel drive system also provides superb traction in all conditions, along with Mini's famed cornering abilities. This new business-orientated model is the first time that a four-wheel drive Mini has been aimed at fleet customers.

Despite proving popular since its introduction in 2010, the Mini Countryman is due to replaced with a brand new version, which is expected to reach showrooms early in 2017.

Mini Countryman ALL4 Business

Mini Countryman ALL4 Business

Author: Jack Evans