Mini Australia has announced that AEB will be made standard across its range, with all 3 Door Hatch, 5 Door Hatch, and Convertible models now receiving the previously-optional Driver Assistance Package as standard.
The package, which also includes high-beam assist and speed sign recognition in addition to the previously mentioned AEB with forward collision warning, previously commanded a $1,200-2,500 premium depending on variant.
Only the Hatch and Convertible variants have added this pack as standard, however, with the Clubman and Countryman already offering AEB on all variants.
There have been other standard equipment increases elsewhere in the range, however, with the marque’s larger 8.8-inch Professional Navigation system – which is normally part of the $2,200-2,700 Multimedia Pro Package – having been made standard on all Cooper S variants, and across the entire Countryman range.
Furthermore, the Cooper S and JCW Hatch variants have added keyless entry as standard for 2019, while all Convertible models now gain passive entry.
However, there have been price increases across the range of between $300-800 to account for the extra equipment which we have noted in the pricing table below – increases that seem fair given the thousands’ worth of extra equipment added.
It’s worth noting that pricing for the Clubman remains unaffected for 2019, given AEB was already standard on all wagon variants.
2019 Mini range pricing
|Model||List Price||Price Change|
|3 Door Hatch|
|5 Door Hatch|
|Cooper SD All4||$54,200||+$300|