The reinvention of the MINI brand continues with the launch of the all-new MINI Convertible. With major refinements against its predecessor, the car features a striking new design and significant enhancements to make open-topped MINI motoring even more dynamic, stylish and practical. Officially on sale from March 2016, it follows successful launches in 2004 and 2009.
Brand new features include a fully electric roof that is quieter and smoother than the previous model, a fully integrated rollover protection system and more rear space than ever before. A striking new exterior and interior design ensures the new MINI Convertible is unmistakably MINI, whilst showcasing a blend of sporting flair and elegant dynamism. Most importantly the soft top, it can be raised or lowered in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour.
Like the two generations of Convertible that came before it, this latest offering from MINI uses the same engine lineup as the three-door model. However day-to-day practicality has also improved. Smart design and interior packaging means luggage volume has expanded by around 25 per cent to 215 litres with the roof closed and 160 litres with it folded down. A high level of standard equipment across the range includes MINI Visual Boost Radio with a 6.5-inch screen, MINI Connected, Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio, Rear Parking Distance Control and a Reversing Camera.
Personalization is once again at the heart of the new MINI Convertible. Options include an industry-first Union Jack design woven into the MINI Yours fabric roof. There are two new exterior colors – Caribbean Aqua and Melting Silver – with a new Chester leather in Malt Brown available for the interior.