MINI One and MINI Cooper go on sale on July 7 and come with a vast array of options to add a personal touch to each car. MINI owners have always enjoyed personalising their cars inside and out, and every MINI owner has a view on what represents the ideal specification. New MINI will continue the theme, offering over 40 options, 3 option packages, 3 different alloy wheels and 8 colours available to order at launch.

Options inside and out will cover practical requirements and improve even further on MINI's good looks. As with the car's retail price, the options offer seriously good value for money and are added to a car that is already extremely well specified in standard form.

Trevor Houghton-Berry, MINI's General Manager in the UK, said: "A MINI always gave its owner the chance to create a truly individual vehicle meaning the car became the owner's pride and joy rather than just a means of transport. This gave the car real personality. With this in mind, we have ensured that MINI's options list is unmatched in its class, once again offering the opportunity to personalise. From September there'll be a MINI for everyone with thousands of different combinations!"

At launch, MINI customers will be able to order performance enhancing options such as a Sports Plus suspension system and Automatic Stability Control with traction control, and comfort and safety options such as a head airbag system for driver and front and rear passengers, electric panoramic sunroof and an on-board computer. Styling options such as interior silver trim, white alloys and mirror caps and chunky 16 inch wheels will also be available to order.

Further options will be available to order in September, including steptronic automatic CVT (constantly variable transmission), Xenon lights, multifunction steering wheel and 6 CD changer or even a MINI Disc system. From 2002, white or black bonnet stripes can be added to Cooper models. A wooden steering wheel, Park Distance Control, satellite navigation system and a Harmon Kardon HiFi system will also be available.

The MINI range will also benefit from a 3 year or 60,000 mile warranty and come with a 3 year Emergency Service cover through Mondial Assistance, consisting of bespoke MINI service engineers, replacement car loan, full European cover and Accident Management.

Published : 25/05/01 Author : Melanie Carter


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