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The Mini Hybrid is available to order now with the very first versions hitting showrooms at the end of June. It’s the Mini Brands first ever plug-in hybrid that will have a public first showing at the Goodwood festival of Speed on the 29th of June to the 2nd of July.
BMW recently announced that production of the much anticipated five-door Mini has begun, taking the MINI to a whole new customer base. This also spells the next step in the car maker’s £750 million investment programme across its UK production operation. This new five door version is the second member of the Mini family to be built on this all new platform.
There is a new special edition Mini, the exclusive New Mini Clubman Bond Street is off course named after one of London’s most favour high streets. It boasts a unique interior and exterior that reflects they style of the upmarket, famous London address. Production of this new addition begins in March 2013 and will be on sale for a strictly limited period.
The first of the New MK3 Mini vehicles will be rolled-out in 2013 with the first model expected to be a restyled 3 door hatchback. The new-generation Mini will be built on a brand-new BMW-engineered platform called UKL1 and planning is already in place to also use UKL1 for the compact BMW series (3 and 5 door hatch models and a compact SUV).
The British Mini, one of the world’s most popular cars is celebrating its 50th Birthday. During the 1950’s the head of British Motoring Company wanted a minature car to compete with the German bubble cars of the time. He was also adamant that the car should be shaped like a box to compete with its rival.
We have been critical of rising costs at the NEC motor shows and felt that we could spend our marketing budget more wisely, said Mr O "MINI has been present at every British motor show since the car's launch in 2001 and I can guarantee that we will use every opportunity to present our brands in an interesting and innovative way. We hope the new show will prove to be a huge success.
The cars have brilliantly echoed the appeal of the Issigonis original, while offering buyers a thoroughly modern design," said Autocar editor Rob Aherne as he presented the award. Its aesthetical appeal aside, the MINI has also won plaudits for its manufacturing prowess and contribution to British business.
Thrilled with your cheap new Mini? Want to spread the love? Mini drivers and wannabes alike flocked to the world And, proving the ever enduring popularity of the new Mini, the Mini festival is not just for the grey brigade - far from it, most of the people who turned up were trendy somethings in their twenties and thirties.
The Cheap new Mini Cooper S JCW GP edition has broken cover and is boasting some impressive performance statistics. "We wanted to see how much racing character we can put on a road-going car. It was a good exercise to show how you can push the John Cooper Works kit to an extreme and how much you can take stuff out," explained Mini design director Gert Hildebrand to 4Car.
Following closely behind the cheap new Megane's ample boot space came the new Audi A4 Cabriolet, which tempted 4,529 buyers with its clean, understated lines. Speaking to Auto Express a Mini spokeswoman said (in a tiny voice): "The Mini Cabriolet is popular because it's got all the good aspects of the standard Mini and you can take the roof off. It has a very quick and easy-to-use mechanism.