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New 2017 MINI Countryman puts focus on adventure (video)

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The all-new, all-turbocharged 2017 MINI Countryman, set to make its global debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16th, is featured in a new online campaign that focuses on its adventurous aspirations.

Called “ADD STORIES,” it presents the new MINI Countryman as “an adventurer, a bridge-builder between town and country, a trailblazer for new impressions and fresh stories off the beaten track.”

Much of that is the result of the new ALL4 all-wheel drive system delivering traction and performance in all kinds of conditions, wet or dry, rugged or smooth, straight or curvy.

The base MINI Cooper Countryman gets a 134-horsepower, 3-cylinder engine, and the Cooper S Countryman uses a 4-cylinder engine that produces 207 lb-ft of torque. The first-ever MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid uses a 3-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine and an electric hybrid synchronous motor. Total system output is rated at 221 horsepower.

The conventionally powered models will go on sale in March of 2017, followed by the plug-in hybrid variant in June. In the meantime, watch this: