New Mini hatch ar­rives

Bray People - - MOTORING EXTRA -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.