MINI Australia has announced the return of its entry-level Ray variant, set to replace the MINI One in the lineup from this month onward.
The MINI Ray comes powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder powertrain, pushing out 75kW and 180Nm. Economy is rated at 4.9L/100km for the manual variant, while the automatic variant returns a claimed 5.0L/100km. MINI Australia General Manager, Tony Sesto, said:
“The MINI Ray marks the entry to the brand and delivers design, style and luxury you would expect from a MINI. At only $29,000 drive-away, it also represents strong value, while a selected range of MINI Accessories enhancements offer the purchaser a chance to personalise, as per MINI tradition.”
The MINI Ray will be available with a choice of pepper white or midnight black metallic finish, at no extra cost, and also throws in bonnet stripes, clear indicator lenses and a special ‘Ray’ badging.
MINI is also offering accessory colours that can be optioned for no extra cost, with the choice of pink, yellow or green, to contrast the white or black exterior finish.
Other standard features include 15-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, heated electric mirrors, rear parking assist, an electronic locking differential, and six airbags.
All new Rays come with MINI’s three year/unlimited kilometer warranty, while MINI also offers its MINI service inclusive package, which can cover maintenance costs with an initial one-off payment.
MINI offers the choice of two service inclusive packages, with the basic package covering servicing, and the plus package taking care of servicing and selected maintenance.
The MINI Ray will be offered in three-door and five-door hatchback forms, with drive-away pricing as follows:
2016 MINI Ray 3-door manual – $29,000
2016 MINI Ray 3-door automatic – $31,500
2016 MINI Ray 5-door manual – $30,500
2016 MINI Ray 5-door automatic – $33,000