Mini / Hatch / Cooper
ACCEPTED wisdom seems to have it that the retro styling fad for new cars is
over now that the New Beetle and PT Cruiser have made their limited splash.
then there's Mini, a step forward from the accepted retro standard.
styling evokes its much loved predecessor, this is in fact a thoroughly modern,
well-engineered and safe small hatchback - at somewhat of a premium price.
surprise about any of that, after all it is a BMW - even if the 1.6-litre
engine is actually from Chrysler and the car is pulled rather than pushed.
we're testing the Mini Cooper - Australia's entry level Mini and little brother
to the supercharged Cooper S flagship.
Model release dates: March 2002 - February 2007
GoAuto’s New Car Buying Service
Buy a New Mini Hatch today!
THE original Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis (pictured at left), was
released in Australia as the Morris 850 in 1961 and by 1963 was the third
best-selling car in Australia.
Local production began in 1961, the Mini Cooper
was launched in October, 1962, and the Cooper S in 1965.
In 1971 the Mini was
facelifted with the square-front Clubman treatment.
Mass production ceased in
Australia in 1978 and in the UK in 2000.
Enquire on or Test Drive
a New Hatch
Share with your friends
Philips Motor Monthly
Your monthly motoring magazine; sometimes irreverent, always creative and not afraid to have a good time.