MINI Australia has announced pricing details of a new entry-level variant to the MINI range, the all new MINI One Hatch.
The MINI One Hatch replaces the previous entry-level variant, the MINI Ray, as the most affordable MINI ever. Power output is up, along with improved fuel economy and a higher level of specification, all at a lower price.
According to Kai Bruesewitz, general manager for MINI Australia, the new MINI One Hatch continues the trend set by the new MINI Hatch of offering more for less, all in an exciting new package.
“The new MINI One Hatch embodies the same technical and quality advancements demonstrated in the rest of the new MINI Hatch range, and when compared to the previous entry level model, offers customers greater performance, improved comfort and a lot more value for money,” Bruesewitz said.
The new MINI One Hatch is powered by a 1.2 litre version of the punchy three-cylinder engine currently found in the new MINI Cooper Hatch and delivers 75 kW and 180 Nm of torque. This is enough to propel the MINI One Hatch to 100 km/h from standstill in 9.9 seconds (automatic: 10.2 seconds) whilst fuel consumption is a mere 4.9 l/100 km’s (automatic: 5.0 l/100 km’s).
The newest entry level model has grown in every way over the predecessor, boasting increased dimensions for the chassis, body and interior space.
The larger dimensions result in increased shoulder room and foot space in the front seating area and a roomier rear-seat arrangement. Carrying capacity is significantly enhanced with the luggage compartment increased to 211 litres – an increase of 51 litres over the predecessor.
Another aspect that has increased over the previous model is the list of standard equipment. The MINI One Hatch not only includes all the key features of the old MINI Ray such as Bluetooth and USB interface, but also adds automatic start/stop with keyless go, servotronic power steering, Dynamic Stability Control including Dynamic Traction Control and Electronic Differential Lock as well as colour line in carbon black.
Price (Excluding on-roads)
MINI One $24,500
MINI Cooper $26,650
MINI Cooper D $31,800
MINI Cooper S $36,950