New Mini hatch arrives
THE new MINI hatch, the car which has defined a segment since 2001, has arrived on our shores, the latest incarnation of a motoring legend.
Hatch prices start from € 20,500 on the road for a MINI One.
Even though the new MINI is instantly recognisable – something which comes from having such a globally identifiable design – the car is completely new from the ground up. Every component has been back to the drawing board in an effort to optimise its function, performance and style.
The result is ‘The New Original’, a MINI which is distinctly familiar but enhanced in every single way. It features significant improvements in technology, engine efficiency and power delivery, driving dynamics, quality and – of course – personalisation. Inside, the new MINI Hatch is quieter than the outgoing model, with improvements to acoustic refinement inside the cabin.
The new MINI Hatch is more spacious than before, safer, finished to an even higher standard and provides the driver with a more dynamic and performance- oriented experience behind the wheel.
Inside the cabin, new technology ensures that the new MINI is the most connected car in its segment. A new LED display concept, the first of its kind, provides the driver with visual feedback whilst operating the car and creates a premium ambience. It reflects a maturity and confidence in the brand’s design and engineering, a car which pays tribute to its unique British heritage yetstands ready to lead MINI into the second half of the decade and beyond.
MINI pioneered the concept of automotive personalisation and that spirit of individuality continues with the new Hatch. The list of interior and exterior customisable components, and the options for them, is extensive. Most popular are expected to be a John Cooper Works rear spoiler, various decorative trims for roof, exte- rior mirrors, bonnet, seat upholstery, interior surfaces and new Colour Lines.
At €20,500, the price of the new MINI Cooper Hatch represents only a .6 per cent increase compared against the outgoing model and customers benefit from a host of additional equipment including the onboard computer, front foglights, front and rear ISOFIX and Bluetooth all as standard.
The MINI Cooper D Hatch’s OTR price of €23,830 represents only a 2.2 per cent increase verses the outgoing model. Completing the range is the MINI Cooper S Hatch starting from €28,030 OTR.