By Stewart Smith on 2016-05-11 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
MINI Seven for
VISTIORS to the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month will get the first look at the latest version of the MINI.
It has been badged the MINI Seven, taking its name from the very first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven, and has been developed to show the style inspired by the original Mini and the current take from BMW.
The new offering will be recognisable by its 'MINI Yours' body finish which comes as standard in Lapisluxury Blue - a finish described as the most intensive blue tone so far applied to a MINI.
Three other body colours from the MINI paint range are also available - Pepper White, Midnight Black and British Racing Green.
A silver roof and exterior mirror caps also come as standard and so do MINI Seven door sill finishers and side scuttles with the Seven logo as well as 17-inch light alloy wheels in two-tone design.
Inside, the design cues continuewith sports seats in a fabric/leather finish called Diamond Malt Brown which has been designed exclusively for the MINI Seven.
A 6.5-inch colour display screen also comes as standard alongside the MINI Connected system, Bluetooth handsfree with USB audio, floor mats, automatic dual-zone air conditioning and a storage compartment pack.
Additional optional equipment from the MINI range is available including a panoramic glass roof, windscreen heating, front driver and passenger seat heating, a Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system as well as the MINI Navigation System.
Prices start from £18,545 for the three-door and from £19,145 for five-door model which are available in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD specifications.
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