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Countryman Is Part Of The Crossover Craze

That is according to the Los Angeles Times in a special advertising feature called "Public Utility."  Here is what the article says about the Countryman,
You know the crossover segment is getting very compact when Mini weighs in with a model. Meet the Mini Countryman, another entry in the BMW Group’s diminutive line, which took home 2011 Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not bad for a 1-year-old.

The Countryman looks every bit a Mini, but it distinctively stands apart from the Cooper line with a taller, more aggressive stance to go with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor that achieves 30 to 35 mpg highway. A turbocharged version gets 180 horsepower.

This little crossover has a surprisingly spacious interior, with rear sport bucket seats that can slide back for extra legroom, recline or fold entirely flat to increase cargo space to 41 cubic feet. The interior can be enhanced with various extras, and ambient lighting can be customized in myriad ways.