RANGE EXPANDED: MINI has expanded its range of vehicles with the addition of the new Mini Seven. Image: NewsPress
Mini has launched the latest addition to its expanding range: the Mini Seven.
Taking its name from the very first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven,the Mini Seven has been developed to showcase both the distinctive style inspired by the original Mini and the current modern values of the brand, says the automaker.
Mini South Africa says the new Seven will be available here from July/August 2016.
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The new Mini joins the current generation Mini Hatch range in 5-door or 3-door form with specially designed exterior and interior looks unseen before in this generation’s model line-up.
The Seven is instantly recognisable by its striking 'Mini Yours' body finish, which comes as standard in Lapisluxury Blue. Three other paints are also available: Pepper White, Midnight Black and British Racing Green.
A melting silver roof and exterior mirror caps come as standard contrasting with the distinctive body finishes. Mini Seven door sill finishers and side scuttles with the Mini Seven logo, as well as 17" light alloy wheels in exclusive Seven Spoke two-tone design, complete the exterior look.
Optional bonnet stripes in Melting Silver with surround in Malt Brown add to individualisation, says Mini.
Inside, the sports seats, in either fabric or leather finish, has been designed exclusively for Mini Seven.
A Mini Seven logo on the central instrument surrounds the Mini Visual Boost 16.5cm colour display. Mini Visual Boost comes standard alongside Mini Connected, Bluetooth Handsfree with USB audio, floor mats, Mini Excitement Pack, automatic dual-zone air conditioning and storage compartment pack.
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Mini Seven Chili
The Mini Seven has its own bespoke option pack, the Mini Seven Chili. This offers customers Mini Yours features such as the Lounge Leather Upholstery in Carbon Black, and the 'Mini Yours' steering wheel in Nappa leather with a waxed hand-stitched seam.
The Mini Seven Chili pack also offers LED headlights, multi-function controls for the steering wheel and cruise control with brake function.