Mini Cooper has unveiled its third generation of the Convertible model. This new model will be showcased to the general public at the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Powering the new Mini Cooper Convertible will be an option between three petrol and two diesel engines.
- 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine producing 102bhp
- 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine producing 134bhp
- 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine producing 189bhp
- 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine producing 114bhp
- 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 168bhp
All engines will be mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission, delivering power to the front wheels. Customers will also be able to choose either a 6-speed Steptronic or 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission.
The Mini Cooper Convertible will also get driving modes for better mileage. The hardtop Mini Cooper is offered with 3 driving modes that you can switch on the fly.
- Sport mode: automatically adjusts your engine, steering, transmission for a stiffer, sportier ride
- Green mode: This mode disengages the automatic transmission when your foot's off the gas for softer, more fuel-efficient motoring
- Mid-mode: the best of both modes, which provides a medium motoring experience
Regarding safety, Mini Cooper provides its Convertible model with high-strength UKL steel platform, reinforced structural elements, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), and seniors operated roll bars behind rear seats.
In India, Mini offers the latest range of the Cooper hatchback with both petrol and diesel engines. Mini Cooper could also launch the Convertible version for the Indian market at a later stage. Currently in India, the manufacturer sells the Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Mini Cooper Convertible (second generation), and Mini Countryman.
The third generation of Mini Cooper Convertible will go on sale in international markets by March 2016. Initially, the new Mini Cooper Convertible will be showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. There is also a high possibility of this model being showcased later at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.
New Mini Cooper Convertible in pictures: