MINI USA will highlight its full line of 2006 models at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The current generation of MINI models that put MINI on the map in the US continues to exceed sales expectations and will be on sale through the end of 2006. In fact, MINI has never required any consumer incentives on its models in the five years since the brand was launched in the US.
MINI USA is now on the eve of the All-New 2007 MINI Cooper, and Cooper S models, which will debut in January, 2007. The 2007 MINI Convertible models, which carry the current body configuration, will debut at this time as well.
With the plethora of options and packages available, up to 60 percent of all MINIs are built to a customer-specific order. Some of the packages and options that allow people to individualize their MINI include the factory-installed John Cooper Works package, the popular Sport and Premium packages, as well as over 60 stand-alone options for customers to choose from.
John Cooper Works Kit
The popular John Cooper Works performance upgrade is available as a factory-installed option. In addition to the engine performance upgrade, the factory installation adds the John Cooper Works sport brake kit and a limited-slip differential. Along with the expanded line of John Cooper Works tuner accessories, MINI USA continues to offer the dealer-installed John Cooper Works engine performance kit.
MINI Hardtops and Convertibles
The MINI Cooper and Cooper S hardtops and Convertibles offer fun, style and performance. The MINI Cooper and Cooper S are unmistakable, sporting a distinctive silhouette and signature contrast roof. MINI offers a line of roof decals to further highlight the distinctive appearance of the MINI hardtops, with choices such as a checkerboard pattern, the British "Union Jack" flag and the American Flag to name a few. MINI will always be famous for its responsive go-kart-like reflexes with its sport-tuned suspension, quick-ratio steering and the wheels pushed to the four corners.
Exterior options for the send-off of the 2006 model-year hardtops include roof, mirror caps and bonnet stripes available in silver, paint colors including Royal Grey and Space Blue and two 15" no-cost wheel packages for the MINI Cooper. MINI interior options for 2006 include English Leather upholstery, a MINI "Seven" high-gloss black dash panel and a MINI "Park Lane" dash.
Fun in the sun is at the heart of the MINI Convertibles. A fully automatic convertible top with a heated glass rear window comes standard on the MINI Convertibles. However a truly innovative feature of the convertible top is an integrated power sliding sunroof feature. The sunroof allows for open air motoring and can be opened or closed while traveling at speeds of up to 75 miles-per-hour. From completely closed to fully opened, the top operation takes only fifteen seconds. When down, much of the top recesses below the rear deck, resulting in a very clean look and eliminating the need for a tonneau cover.