Anyone who ever wanted a MINI but thought the price just a teeny bit high now has a reason to smile because, as of right now, MINI has a sub-$30,000 offering in Australia and it is available from Kloster MINI Garage.
Yes, the MINI Ray is back in three and five-door hatchback forms with drive-away pricing starting from a modest $29,000.
What does that get you? Plenty, with MINI tradition meeting the latest in mechanical and electronic high tech.
MINI Ray is powered by the delicious 1.2-litre, turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine which develops a healthy 75 kilowatts of power and 180 Newton metres of torque, more than enough to give the car serious legs both in town and on the highway.
It is not all about performance though and with the latest stop/start engine technology – the engine switches itself off when the car comes to a stop at traffic lights or ‘Stop' signs and restarts as soon as the accelerator is pressed -- and running the standard six-speed manual gearbox, combined fuel consumption is a meagre 4.9 litres/100km and 5.0 litres/100km when paired to the optional six-speed automatic transmission.
MINI Ray is also an open and shut case when seen in black or white with buyers getting a choice of two metallic paint colours, Pepper White or Midnight Black, both choices fitted with clear indicator lenses, colour-specific exterior mirror covers, bonnet stripes, side scuttles and a specific Ray badge to differentiate the stylish hatchback from the pack.
Three-door (manual transmission): $29,000
Three-door (automatic transmission): $31,500
Five-door (manual transmission): $30,500
Five-door (automatic transmission): $33,000
A selection of specific MINI Ray Accessories exterior colour highlights is also available as no-cost choices with pink, yellow or green offering bright contrasts to the chosen primary exterior colour.
Other key standard equipment highlights follow those used for the previous MINI One with 15-inch alloy wheels, hands-free Bluetooth and USB audio interface, electrically-operated and heated exterior mirrors, six airbags and rear park-distance control.
Standard safety features include dynamic traction control which includes an electronic differential lock, dynamic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution and anti-lock braking incorporating brake assist and corner-braking control.
The package gets even better with MINI Ray covered by a three year/unlimited kilometre warranty and servicing and selected maintenance costs can now be covered by a single advance payment with Mini Service Inclusive.
MINI Service Inclusive offers two packages, Basic and Plus. Basic gives scheduled servicing cover while Plus combines scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items.
MINI Service Inclusive takes care of scheduled servicing costs for five years or 80,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) and provides a long-term ownership solution by allowing cover to be extended and transferred to future vehicle owners before its expiry.
For more information, visit Kloster MINI Garage.
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