Thankfully that didn’t happen and they are definitely on their way Downunder. The complete range isn’t coming here, but the selections we do get are very much what Australian drivers are looking for.
That is, 2.0-litre petrol powered MINI Cooper and Cooper S hatches in both three- and five-door body styles.
The MINI 60 Years Edition has a new interpretation of the iconic British Racing Green paint, paired with a Pepper White hue. They have 60 Years Edition bonnet stripes and a new-design of 17- inch MINI 60 Years alloy wheels.
Inside are a MINI Yours leather wrapped steering wheel, MINI 60 Years emblems, MINI Yours Leather Lounge upholstery in Dark Cacao with green contrast piping and 60 Year detailing. The door bezels are in Piano Black.
MINI Cooper 60 Years Edition has popular features such as Comfort Access, LED headlights, front seat heating and wireless phone charging.
MINI Cooper S models also have a panorama glass sunroof, Harman Kardon audio system, and head-up display are standard.
The local importer tells us the MINI 60 Years Edition offers an additional $8,500 value over the models on which it is based, for only $4,000.
MINI is lagging behind in the warranty field, being covered for only three year at time when many other companies have now give five years, even seven years. There’s no distance limit on the MINIs.
The MINI 60 Years Edition pricing is as follows:
Cooper 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $33,900
Cooper S 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $43,900
Cooper 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $35,150
Cooper S 60 Years Edition 5-door Hatch $45,150
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local MINI dealer for drive-away prices.