Print magazine Business Car – unsurprisingly all about cars for business use – had an interesting review of the MINI Countryman from the company car driver’s perspective.
Firstly, all the vehicles allocated for the UK production run have sold out, meaning that any cars ordered now will not be delivered until next year. MINI Product manager Lee Connolly said that the top spec Cooper S ALL4 is currently the mostly popular model ordered.
Next up, and again not surprisingly – their (Business Car) recommendation for the best vehicle for business use is the Mini Countryman Cooper D 1.6. Retailing at £18,755 the average fuel consumption for the model is 64.2mpg. This means a cost per mile (CPM) of 38.9 pence.
In the article in the magazine compares the Countryman to the VW Golf 1.6 TDI (£19,045, CPM 42.2p), Skoda Yeti 20 TDI (£17,145, CPM 44.1p) and the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCI (£21,380, CPM 50.4p). This puts the MINI Countryman slap in the middle of the purchase bracket, but with the best CPM and a quoted CO2 figure of 115g/km it makes a great choice and certainly worth a second look as your company car. Business week says
An exciting arrival into the safe lower medium sector. 9/10
The print article goes into more detail but you can read the online article at Business Car’s website.