In one fell swoop, MINI has detailed the changes to its 2020 lineup in the United States.
The big news this year is the launch of the updated John Cooper Works Countryman and Clubman. Both models are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that now produces 301 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a standard all-wheel drive system.
This setup enables the Clubman to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, while the Countryman can accomplish the same task in 5.1 seconds. Both have a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Unfortunately, the extra power comes at a price as the 2020 JCW Clubman starts at $39,400 which is a $3,500 increase from last year’s model. Likewise, the JCW Countryman begins at $41,400 which is a jump of $3,600.
Speaking of the Clubman, the model receives a minor facelift that includes a new grille and restyled headlights. Other changes include new LED fog lights and Union Jack taillights. The Clubman also gains two new exterior colors – Coral Red Metallic and MINI Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic – and a newly available Malt Brown leather interior.
The base Clubman has been dropped for 2020, so the entry-level variant is now the Cooper S Clubman which starts at $30,900. That’s $2,000 more than last year’s model and $6,000 more than the 2019 Cooper Clubman.
The Hardtop 2 Door, Hardtop 4 Door and Convertible all largely carryover. Besides some minor equipment changes, there’s a new two-tone cloth / leatherette upholstery option.
The 2 Door starts at $23,400 which is an increase of $1,500. The 4 Door and Convertible also climb $1,500 to $24,400 and $28,400, respectively.
The Countryman receives newly standard LED head- and fog lights on Cooper S and above variants. The Cooper S ALL4 also gains additional equipment including automatic climate control, heated front seats, comfort access and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The model costs an additional $2,500 but MINI says the extra gear is actually worth $4,750.
Speaking of prices, the 2020 Countryman now starts at $28,400. That’s a $1,500 increase over last year’s model.
Last but not least, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 gains an improved battery with a larger capacity of 9.6 kWh. This increases the electric-only range by approximately 16 miles (26 km) and should also increase its tax credit from $4,001 to $4,835. Sadly, the extra credit is whipped out by the increased base price of $37,900.
While prices have increased across the MINI lineup, all 2020 models now come standard with Active Driving Assistant. There are also new mirror caps which are more aerodynamic than their predecessors.
Note: Prices exclude an $850 destination and handling fee