New MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman set for world debut at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 22, 2015

MINI is getting ready to finally unveil two new entries into the premium vehicle market at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The MINI Convertible and the new MINI Clubman demonstrate the automaker’s capability to broaden its own creative horizons with every generation of vehicles it releases.

MINI could not have chosen a better venue to unveil the two new vehicles. The Tokyo Motor Show has distinguished itself since 1954 to be one of the best international auto shows to showcase any brand’s new offerings in.

The chosen motto for the show this year is “Your heart will race – technology and fantasy.” MINI and other brands will be displaying their new models from October 30 to November 8 at the Tokyo Big Sight trade fair center in the Japanese capital.

Aside from the new MINI Convertible and Clubman, MINI will also be showcasing its latest accessories and optional add-ons to its offerings. The new MINI Convertible incorporates the latest in terms of technology, design and equipment.

With its new features, drivers can enjoy driving with an open air top even more than they did with previous models of the MINI Convertible. The improvements that the British car manufacturer has brought into the new Convertible edition focus primarily on the drive, suspension, equipment and network aspects of the car.

It now features an all-electric drive powering its functions, which include an electrically-controlled sliding roof that you can stow at the push of button. As for performance, the electric drive can propel the car from 0 to 30 km/h in a span of just 18 seconds. The drive is very quiet as well, so drivers can enjoy a good ride in relative peace and quiet.

Its aesthetics is completed by an optional MINI Yours top showcasing the company’s proud origin. This top features an integrated Union Jack design. As for paintwork, the MINI Convertible comes in a unique Caribbean Aqua metallic paintwork.

If you are looking for a vehicle with improved space management, then you’ll definitely find yourself at home with the new MINI Clubman. It has all the improvements that you’d certainly expect from an upgraded model of its class in addition to a larger space and improved functionality.

The new MINI Clubman distinguishes itself from the competition with two features you don’t find in this segment. It has four doors and a pair of side-opening Split Doors at the rear of the vehicle. Step inside and you’ll find a very spacious interior with its own set of unique features.

Among these is the car’s distinctive cockpit design, which maximizes the space available to the driver better than what MINI did with the previous Clubman model. It also features an electric parking brake, while its front and passenger seats can be adjusted electrically rather than mechanically.

The parking brake is standard, by the way, and not optional. Driving the new MINI Clubman is an exhilarating experience. It is quite agile, but it can be easily handled even by ordinary drivers. This handling makes the car very comfortable to drive in long distances, and it has features that raise comfort for the driver, making it ideal for everyday use.

With these two models, MINI is definitely preparing to make itself a household name in the Japanese market for small and compact cars. The MINI Clubman and Convertible are just two of the models that MINI is offering in Japan, a move that clearly shows the level of diversity that MINI has achieved with its offerings.

In addition to those two, MINI is also offering the MINI 3 door and MINI 5 door versions of its original premium small car in Japan starting this year. The two models will be available with one of three engine types. Finally, it will also offer the sporty MINI John Cooper Works, which carries the most power out of all the models that MINI has rolled out of its factories.

Of course, MINI will continue to offer the MINI Countryman, the four-door versatile automobile that has been behind much of the company’s success in the Japanese market. It comes with an optional ALL4 all-wheel drive and has seating enough for five. The Countryman is joined by the MINI Paceman, the premium compact car that has become very popular among the sports car enthusiast circles in Japan.

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