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MINI Nav XL £950 option Key features: Wireless charging, nav
MINI’S standard Visual Boost navigation and radio system features a 6.5-inch display that is controlled via an intuitive rotary dial on the centre console. It’s easy to operate, but our money would go on the £950 Media pack fitted here, adding the Navigation XL system.
The clear 8.8-inch unit adds touchscreen capability, although we still find it easier to use the rotary controller. It’s got the measure of the Mitsubishi’s dated touchscreen and rivals the Golf for usability, but there are still lots of sub-menus to navigate.
It also adds wireless phone charging via a mount in the centre armrest, and a head-up display. Enhanced Bluetooth improves sound quality for phone calls and music screening, while there’s also compatibility with smartphones and smart watches through MINI’S Connected app. Apple Carplay or Android Auto are not yet available, however, which marks it down, but this tech will be added to the range from this month.
CONTROL MINI’S idrive controller is easy to use on the move, and you can use it to adjust the hybrid settings
DISPLAY Large circular display features sat-nav and 8.8-inch screen with touch function as standard