The 2018 MINI Cooper range launched in Asia, priced from Rs. 29.70 lakhs.
The 2018 MINI Cooper S 3-door, Cooper D 3-door, Cooper D 5-door and the Cooper S Convertible have been launched in Asia with prices starting from Rs. 29.70 lakhs (ex-showroom). The 2018 MINI range will be available at all MINI dealerships in Asia starting June 2018 and will be sold as Completely Built Up (CBU) units.
In terms of styling and design, the 2018 MINI Cooper range gets slightly tweaked LED headlights that also incorporates the oval-shaped LED DRL with LED indicators. There are optional Adaptive LED headlights which include cornering lights and an innovative Matrix lights functionality that improves visibility without glaring the oncoming traffic. The LED tail-lights now get a Union Jack design.
The interior is typical MINI fare but there are subtle tweaks. For instance, there is an LED ring surround for the iconic circular infotainment display which measures 6.5-inch. There is also an optional 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment on offer with MINI Find Mate, Navigation, wireless charging and a 20 GB internal hard drive as part of the MINI Wired package. The multi-function sport leather steering and sports seats for the front passengers are offered as standard. The interior comes finished in Leather Chester Malt upholstery with Matt Brown colour line and piano black inserts on the centre console and door pads. A panoramic sunroof is offered as optional.
Powering the 2018 MINI 3-door Cooper S and the Cooper S Convertible is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine that produces 192 HP of power and 280 Nm of torque. The 3-door Cooper D and the 5-door Cooper D draw power from a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that churns out 114 HP of power and 270 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 7-speed double clutch automatic transmission. The MINI 3-door Cooper S has a top speed of 235 km/hr and goes from 0-100 km/hr in just 6.7 seconds while the MINI 3-door and the 5-door Cooper D have a top speed of 205 km/hr and are capable of going from 0-100 km/hr in 9.2 seconds.
2018 MINI Cooper Price
* 3-door Cooper D – Rs. 29.70 lakhs
* 3-door Cooper S – Rs. 33.20 lakhs
* 5-door Cooper D – Rs. 35 lakhs
* 5-door Cooper S – Rs. 37.10 lakhs
(all prices, ex-showroom)