Small cars fans will be interested to hear MINI Australia is rolling out a string of updates for the introduction of the 2019 range, with safety and tech upgrades headlining the refresh.
MINI’s Driver Assist Package is now standard on all 3-door hatch, 5-door hatch and convertible models, bringing together forward collision warning and city collision mitigation technology. These systems are also known as autonomous emergency braking.
The technology required for these, such a forward-facing camera setup, also helps to bring in auto high-beam and traffic sign recognition as standard. Consumers will be happy to hear these systems now come as standard with the iconic small car.
Also new for the 2019 model update, the Professional Navigation package, which includes an 8.8-inch touch-screen media interface, now comes as standard on the Cooper S. And that’s in 3-door, 5-door and convertible forms. It’s also fitted to the Countryman Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S, and Cooper SD.
Lastly, Comfort Access is now included on the 3-door and 5-door Cooper S and JCW hatch, as well as the convertible Cooper, Cooper S and JCW. Speaking about the upgrades, MINI Australia General Manager, Brett Waudby, said:
“These additions further display our commitment to delivering continually improved substance to the MINI range. By adding-in key safety and convenience features, we have enhanced the customer experience while representing better value than ever.”
The new model is on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs):
2019 MINI 3-door Hatch
Cooper S: $40,700
John Cooper Works: $50,400
2019 MINI 5-door Hatch
Cooper S: $41,950
2019 MINI Convertible
Cooper: S $48,700
John Cooper Works: $58,400
2019 MINI Clubman
Cooper S: $45,900
John Cooper Works All4: $56,900
2019 MINI Countryman
Cooper D: $46,200
Cooper S: $49,200
Cooper SD All4: $54,200
John Cooper Works All4: $59,900