MINI India has launched the 2018 Mini Cooper model range in the country. The new facelifted models come with cosmetic changes to the exterior and interior as well.
2018 MINI Cooper Price in India:
3-door Cooper D: INR 29.70 Lakh
3-door Cooper S: INR 33.20 Lakh
5-door Cooper D: INR 35.00 Lakh
Convertible Cooper S: INR 37.10 Lakh
All Prices are ex-showroom
The 2018 MINI Cooper comes with a modified design for the characteristic circular headlights. In the standard halogen headlights, a striking accentuation is added by means of a black panel. In the LED headlights which are available as an optional equipment, the high-quality technology is underscored by means of an entirely new design of the light sources.
The LED daytime driving light and the turn indicator light are generated by a ring which surrounds the entire contour of the headlight. The new MINI model lineup is also offered with the adaptive LED headlights which automatically adjust their brightness to the situation on the road.
The rear lights also feature a new design in conjunction with the LED headlights and the adaptive LED headlights. The upright light units at the rear of the new MINI 3-door, the new MINI 5-door and the new MINI Convertible now appear in a Union Jack design.
The cars also come with the new MINI logo which is clear and authentic in style. It appears on the bonnet, tailgate, steering wheel, central instrument display and remote control in all models. The new MINI logo is a re-interpretation of the existing logo and now features a two-dimensional flat design and reflects the new brand identity with its focus on the essentials – namely key values such as driving fun, distinctive design, premium quality and emotional appeal.
Inside, the 2018 MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible get a new three-spoke steering wheel with multifunction buttons. A sports leather steering wheel, a MINI Yours sports leather steering wheel and a John Cooper Works leather steering wheel are optionally available as well.
The standard trim also includes an audio system with a 6.5-inch colour screen in the central instrument and mobile phone integration via Bluetooth. The Control Display offers a touchscreen function in conjunction with the optional Radio MINI Visual Boost and a navigation system.
Customers can also opt for the MINI Wired package option which includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Touchpad controller. It also comes with 20 GB internal HDD, Navigation System Professional, MINI Find Mate, MINI Connected XL and 360 watts Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Speaker System with 12 speakers and an eight-channel digital amplifier.
The innovative optional equipment also includes wireless charging option which comes with an additional USB socket in the front section of the centre console. Apple CarPlay is also offered as an option on the new MINI Cooper models. The optional MINI Excitement Package includes MINI logo projection on the driver’s side and ambient lighting which comes with a choice of 12 colours.
The 2018 MINI 3-door and the MINI 5-door are offered with the Chester leather trim in Malt Brown and a Colour Line now also available in Malt Brown. In addition, the option MINI Yours Interior Style Piano Black is now available with illumination.
The MINI Yours Customised program now raises hallmark brand individualisation to a whole new level. It includes retrofit products whose design can be created by customers themselves, which are then produced precisely according to these individual specifications. The MINI Yours Customised range includes side scuttles, decorative strips for the interior on the passenger side, LED door sill finishers and LED door projectors.
Powering the 2018 Mini Cooper S 3-Door and the 2018 MINI Convertible Cooper S is a 2.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine that produces 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque. This motor is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The hatchback can do 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and can attain a top speed of 235 km/h.
The 2018 MINI 3-door Cooper D and 2018 MINI 5-door Cooper D are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 114 PS of power and 270 Nm of torque. It is mated to the same 6-speed automatic transmission as the old model. This motor enables the MINI hatch to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 km/h.
Both the petrol and diesel engines come with three driving modes – Standard, Green and Sport. The driver can also change the suspension setup. The new MINI is equipped with dual airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seatbelts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, ABS and Cornering Brake Control. It also gets cruise control, rearview camera and head-up display as standard. Park Assist is offered as an option as well.