The new MINI Hatch goes on sale on the 15th March 2014 priced from £13,750 for the entry level MINI One rising to to £18,650 for the Cooper S Hatch.
The new MINI Hatch is bigger than its predecessor with an increased footprint at £3,821mm long (MINI Cooper S is 3,850mm), 1,727mm wide and 1,414mm tall it is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller. The wheelbase has been extended by 28mm, while the track width has been enlarged at the front by 42mm and at the rear by 34mm. There is more room on inside with enhanced shoulder space and foot wells. The front seats have a wider range of adjustments and wider choice of materials; it is also easier to access the rear. The boot volume has been increased by than 30 per cent to 211 litres and the rear bench seat back can be split 60:40 basis.
The interior also sees a complete resign on the dashboard, the most noticeable being the instrument cluster on the steering wheel. Speed, revs and fuel level are displayed on vertically arranged circular dials. The speedometer scale includes a colour panel for messages and vehicle status displays. The central instrument now has extended functionality with either a four-line TFT display as standard or optional colour screen up to 8.8-inches showing vehicle functions, infotainment, navigation and MINI Connected services.
Keyless-go is now standard across the MINI Hatch range. The start/stop toggle switch located in the middle of the centre console features a heartbeat illumination which pulses before the engine is started. A number of switches have been relocated for improved usability, including those for the electric windows, which are now integrated into the door trim.
The MINI Hatch is now available with LED headlamps for both dipped and main beam plus Keyless-go is now standard across the range.
The new MINI Hatch features three all-new engines, all featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology and promising an increase performance and efficiency over the equivalent outgoing engine.
There is a choice of four engines, including three all-new engines, all featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology. There is the 1198cc 102hp/180Nm petrol (One Hatch), 1496cc 95hp/220Nm diesel (One D Hatch), 1499cc 136hp/220 Nm petrol (Cooper Hatch), 1496cc 116hp/270Nm diesel (Cooper D Hatch) and 1998cc 192hp/280Nm petrol (Cooper S Hatch).
A six-speed manual transmission comes as standard with the choice of a six-speed automatic transmission option with each engine - both gearboxes are new to the MINI and feature stop/start systems.
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