The jokes about Mini are done because this time the automaker is back with its new Countryman, and there’s nothing “mini” about it anymore. The second-generation Countryman is wider, longer and rides on a stretched wheelbase. The plug-in hybrid is the first electrified Mini since the Mini E last seen in 2010.
By adding 8.1 inches of length and 1.3 inches to the width, the Countryman is easily the biggest Mini ever built. As a key-carrying fan of Mini’s older pint-sized models, this is a disappointment.