Refreshed MINI hatches come to town: 3-door, 5-door and convertible

By CARSIFU | 2 June 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: MINI today introduced the New MINI 3 Door, MINI 5 Door, and MINI Convertible alongside the latest generation of the MINI Electric.

The Cooper S 3-Door is priced (on the road, without insurance and without SST) at RM 253,318.69; the Cooper S 5-Door at RM261,005.83; and the Cooper S Convertible at RM 274,360.46.

The three models feature a new front design, characteristic side scuttles, and a redesigned rear apron. They are also equipped with light alloy wheels, a redesigned steering wheel, interior surfaces, and air outlets. New MINI colours are also introduced.

The new models now have a sleek front grille that forms a single unbroken hexagon. It extends low to the ground and serves a dominating look to the front of the cars. Within the front hexagon, the safety bar is hidden behind a body colour panel.

08. The New MINI 5 Door

17. The New MINI 5 Door

All models also come with new front bumpers with fog lights replaced with the integration of air curtains for improved aerodynamics, and LED headlights with a new inner housing in High Gloss black.

The new models are also made more distinguishable by the Piano Black Exterior offering that embellishes the door handles, exhaust tailpipes, MINI logos, model badges and fuel lid in black, further complemented by the modernised side scuttle with LED indicators and model-specific inserts.

Towards the rear, the widened geometry of the rear bumper emphasises the wider stance and sportiness of the new models, along with the new rear fog lamps styled in a centred LED light.

Inside, the new models are equipped with a redesigned steering wheel that features horizontal spokes with a new look for the lower spoke, and buttons which are integrated on an even surface with a Piano Black finish.

The cockpit decor panel geometry is now refreshed with enlarged decor parts and the introduction of new decor designs. The inner and outer air vents have been modernised as well, and are integrated into the cockpit fascia.

The new generation central instrument cluster, with new Piano Black high-gloss surround, also features a larger 8.8-inch display with Navigation and Apple CarPlay, along with modern graphics that now come as standard in the New MINI models.

22. The New MINI 3 Door

28. The New MINI 3 Door

The new Digital Instrument Cluster with 5.0-inch colour display, which also uses black panel technology, displays all relevant driving information, with configurable live widgets and two colour schemes: Lounge and Sport. The new MINI Ambient Light with six different colours is also available to round off the refreshed interior atmosphere of the new models.

All models are powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Engine. The engine is complemented by the 7-Speed dual clutch sports automatic transmission to deliver up to 192hp and 280Nm of torque. The 3-door and 5-door MINIs have the same top speed of 235kph, whereas the convertible has a top speed of 230kph.

Similarly, the The 3-door and 5-door MINIs can do the century sprint in 6.7 seconds and 6.8 seconds respectively, each consuming 6 litres of fuel for every 100km, and emits 136 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Meanwhile, the convertible goes from 0 to 100kph in 7.1 seconds. Its fuel consumption is 6.3 l/100km, and a CO2 emission of 143 g/km.

The three models arrive with Driving Assistant as standard, consisting of the digital high-beam assistant, speed limit information, person warning with light city braking function and approach control warning with light city braking function.

The Driving Assistant system for the new models will also come with the Parking Assistant, and Lane Departure Warning – which is new to the MINI family line-up and now a standard across all new MINI models.

The new feature helps the driver stay safely on the chosen course at speeds between 70kph and 210kph. To prevent unintentional lane departure, the system registers markings at the edge of the lane and alerts the driver if there is a risk of deviation by vibrating the steering wheel.

Drivers will now also be able to have greater digital interaction with their cars via the new MINI App that provides easy access to a wide range of Remote Services, on-the-go navigation, and e-Mobility features. In addition to the Digital Instrument Cluster, Teleservices, MINI Online, Intelligent Emergency Call, Remote Services, and telephony with wireless charging are also standard across all variants.

The 3-door and 5-door MINIs come in White Silver, Island Blue, Chili Red, British Racing Green and Rooftop Grey, complete with Jet Black Roof and Black Bonnet Stripes. The convertible is available in the exclusive Zesty Yellow, White Silver, Island Blue, Chili Red, and British Racing Green, complete with MINI Yours Softtop.

The New MINI models arrive with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service.

The three models are available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide now. However, in accordance with the latest Movement Control Order, dealerships will be closed for physical viewing and customers are encouraged to view the cars online.

The new models are also available for online booking at RM1,000 each via the MINI eShop platform.

03. The New MINI Convertible

07. The New MINI Convertible