The 2017 Mini Countryman: SUV practicality, car-like driving fun
Although we usually cover our own travel costs, in this case that was not an option; flights and two nights accommodation on this trip to Portland were paid for by Mini.
Mini: an adjective “denoting a miniature version of something.” When you think of the word in conjunction with cars, the small city car springs to mind. Perhaps it’s not quite a description one associates with the crossover or SUV, but those are the vehicles that consumers are demanding, which is why we travelled to Portland, Oregon, to try out the all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman. It’s the biggest Mini ever—more of a Maxi, really—but it’s also the most practical car in Mini’s range. What’s more, it’s fun to drive, something that can’t be said of most of the breed, and a plug-in hybrid version is even on the way, although we won’t see that until June.
Source: Ars Technica