MINI has introduced the all-new Convertible, which is aimed squarely at stylish and sun-loving drivers. This third-generation model is not only roomier than the older one – it offers more practicality and convenience as well.
The latest Convertible has more road presence thanks to its increased dimensions – it is 44mm wider and has a 28mm longer wheelbase for improved spaciousness.
The lengthened wheelbase enables the front seats to be slid further forward to help ingress/egress for rear occupants, who also have 36mm more legroom.
Also roomier this time around is the boot, which offers 160 litres of space with the roof open and 215 litres when it is closed. Both capacities are a 25 percent greater compared to the ones in the previous car.
For the first time, the Convertible is equipped with a fully electric roof, which is said to be quieter than the electrohydraulic one in the previous model. The soft-top can be opened and closed in 18 seconds at speeds up to 30km/h.
The Convertible also has a new rain warning function.
This feature is useful when the driver has parked and left the vehicle with the roof down. It also helps the driver decide whether or not he should be driving with the top down.
The MINI Convertible will arrive in Singapore in the first half of 2016 and will be available in Cooper and Cooper S variants.