The Mini is another brand to bet on electrified future with the announcement of its first hybrid model: a version of the second generation Countryman . The crossover, which will use the same platform as the Cooper and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, will have versions powered by gasoline, but the big news will be fitted option with the hybrid set plug-in, which should be composed of the motor 1.5 three-cylinder now available in the range associated with an electric thruster.

The Mini claims to want to convince customers about the benefits of hybrid powertrain. According to the automaker, it “is not only focused on efficiency, but in the relentless quest for sportiness when driving.”

Among the changes in relation to petrol model is the start button in yellow color, different from the red of conventional models of the brand. The instrument panel tachometer was also replaced by an energy level meter to allow you to see the joint work of the electric motors and combustion.

According to the brand, the unprecedented hybrid version of the Countryman will also be able to keep their emissions to zero in the city and on the road. The high-voltage battery is installed under the rear seats and has long-lasting electric mode. The Auto eDrive enables the vehicle to reach 80 km / h, while Max eDrive has a maximum speed of 125 km / h. The model tambĂ©mpossui a third driving mode: Economy Battery (Battery Save). According to BMW, “so far there is no model of the arrival forecast in Brazil.”