The Mini Countryman Hybrid, a darling in the compact crossover world, has become a beloved choice for Mini enthusiasts. YOUR ex took this delightful mix of bold and vintage aesthetics for a cross-country journey across Aotearoa.

Indeed, the Countryman Hybrid is a flirt with tradition. The starter ‘button’ itself is a toggle – a small rebellion against the touch-dominated world. The Mini is more intuitive, an ally to those who appreciate the simple joys of tactile feedback.

Let’s talk about the Mini Countryman’s interior. A fashion statement in itself!


With toggle switches that add a touch of drama and practicality, particularly for those who’d rather keep their eyes on the road or their partner’s loving gaze instead of fiddling with screens. It’s a blend of retro and modern, with BMW’s influence peeking through in the i-Drive technology. It’s a bit like trying to find a good playlist for your road trip – a bit of a fumble at first, but once you get it, it’s a smooth ride.

Countryman Hybrid interior

The active cruise control is a dream, perfect for long drives to your favourite vacation spot (Rotorua). The Mini’s intuitive controls make adjusting your speed a breeze – whether you’re cruising down the highway or navigating city streets on your way to a night out.

With a spacious boot, the Countryman Hybrid is ready for all your adventures. Whether it’s packing for a weekend getaway or loading up for a beach party, this car has got your back.

The latest Countryman Hybrid brings subtle but stylish changes to the vehicle’s exterior. The LED lights now standard across the range add a sparkle akin to a statement piece in your wardrobe, illuminating your journey with flair.

Under the hood, the Countryman Hybrid proves it’s not just about looks – it packs a punch with its 1.5-litre turbocharged plug-in hybrid system, incorporating a 9.6kWh lithium battery pack and 65kW/165Nm electric motor. It’s quick, responsive, and perfect for those who enjoy a spirited drive. It’s like having the confidence to strut your stuff at a parade, backed by the knowledge that you’ve got the power to make an entrance.

Countryman Hybrid

The handling is precise, with the Countryman Hybrid carving through corners with ease – a nod to Mini’s go-kart heritage. When it comes to comfort, premium features like gorgeous leather upholstery and a powered driver’s seat with lumbar support add a touch of luxury to your journey.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a car that matches your vibrant lifestyle, the Mini Countryman Hybrid is stylish, fun, and practical – much like the diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ community it’s sure to resonate with. So, whether you’re heading to a chic city event or a road trip adventure, the Countryman Hybrid is ready to accompany you in style and substance.