The Mini Cooper is the original small car with the big attitude which has evolved over the decades to continue to inspire drivers everywhere. Quirky features, a fun appearance and adventurous spirit help the Mini to remain a firm favourite with everyone.
Mini Cooper: The Small Car for Every Generation
The original supermini, the Mini Cooper has been around for decades yet its popularity has never dwindled. Re-invented without losing its own inimitable style, the Mini has found a new generation of fans in the modern era.
Keeping the overall shape and design intact, the Mini is available in a range of configurations including three door, five-door, convertible, Clubman, and Countryman. There’s also a choice of engines, with three and four cylinders to pick from, both providing speedy acceleration.
In the trunk, there’s a plenty of cargo room but this can also be extended to even more if the back seats are folded down. There is room for four passengers inside the vehicle with all the rear seats in place.
A Closer Look
Both the two and four-door Minis are equipped with an impressive range of features which make the drive both comfortable and fun.
15-inch alloy wheels come as standard along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, split folding seat backs, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports.
Higher trims include further features such as sport seats, fog lamps, sports suspension, exhaust tips and full powered accessories. LED headlights, keyless ignition, a dual-pane sunroof, satellite radio, 12 speaker audio system and a generous 8.8-inch touch screen control. The wheels can also be increased to either 17 or 18 inches and there’s an interesting collection of personal customizations that can be added such as stripes, contrasting roof, and coloured interior trim.
This customization is one of the defining features of the Mini and its appearance. Stripes, colours and other individual components have created a number of iconic Mini Coopers over the years, and now you have the chance to have one that you have personally designed.
Small but Safe
The Mini has an array of safety features which will enhance the driving experience and provide protection in the event of a collision.
Traction control, ABS, stability control, knee airbags plus front, side and curtain airbags are all factory fitted across every model. Additional features that can be added include rearview camera, parking sensors, park assistant, Heads Up Display and park distance control. An alarm system guards the vehicle against unwanted intruders when not in use.
The Mini Cooper is a car that everyone will recognize and it’s regarded with fondness and nostalgia almost universally. However, this shouldn’t detract from the fact that it has been redesigned with modern technology to create a whole new appeal for the next generation too.