MINI’s Newest Countryman Available This Fall

Quietly announced in an email, with much less fanfare than we’ve become accustomed to in the MINI community, a new Countryman is scheduled to hit dealerships as soon as this fall, and we are pretty speechless about it.

Introducing the MINI Cooper Countryman…

Highlands Edition - 2016 MINI Cooper S Countryman

…Highlands Edition!

The Highlands Edition is a new ‘Special Edition” Countryman on its way to dealerships soon. Available in four existing Countryman colors; Cosmic Blue, Jungle Green, Midnight Grey, and Absolute Black, the Highlands Edition will feature a Crystal Silver roof and mirror caps, a pre-installed short antenna, and a roof rack.

This edition will be available the Cooper S designation (with or without All4) and buyers may opt for with either the Manual (standard) transmission, or an Automatic. Badging for the Highlands Edition includes a side stripe on the lower door panels.


As with most Special Edition vehicles in the MINI lineup, this one will not include any performance modifications. Considering the much-anticipated Countryman redesign that is expected for the next model year, this is a very late announcement for the first generation of MINI’s hit selling four door variant, and probably a little disappointing for those that were hoping to see the newest design announcement this fall.

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Mike Bober has been involved in many aspects of the MINI Community, including working with multiple national series racing teams. He currently owns his first MINI, an R53 "Ramsey", a R60 Countryman "Lauda", and a F56 "Stanton". Previously owned was an R59 Roadster "Winnie". -- Along with many other major MINI events, Mike recently completed his second coast-to-coast MINI Takes The States event.

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