MINI increases prices for its 2013 lineup

Article by Christian A., on June 22, 2012

Mini USA has raised its prices, with $200 added to the cost of the 2013 Hardtop, Clubman, and Convertible models while the Coupe models are priced $150 higher. Moreover, Mini had switched a couple of standard features for the 2013MY. In addition, its three-door Countryman Coupe will start selling early next year.

However, Roadster models will be priced $1200 higher. Its standard equipment has changed. The good news is that all the 2013 Minis will feature standard Bluetooth connectivity (which used to be a $500 option) instead of the 2012 models’ standard SiriusXM satellite radio. In turn, the satellite radio has become a $250 option (which is also offered in technology package) and gets a one-year subscription.

Furthermore, all the 2013 Roadsters will get a semi-automatic power roof and a rear wind deflector, which is priced $1000 higher than the 2012 model.

A Mini Cooper is priced from below $21,000. The most affordable Cooper Hardtop is priced at $20,400, which includes a $700 destination charge. The Mini range models now have starting prices of $22,150 for the Coupe, $26,250 for the Roadster, $22,100 for the Clubman, and $25,850 for the Convertible.

Moving from the Cooper to the Cooper S costs from $3000 to $3600, while from the S to the John Cooper Works, that’s an additional $6600 to $7200, depending on the model.

The models that don’t have their pricing information released yet are the Countryman crossover, Mini GP II super-sport hardtop model, or Mini Clubvan. Mini said that the pricing of these models will be announced near their starting production dates. The Clubvan will begin production in September, while the 2013 Countryman will start building this November.

Two years since the MINI Countryman was launched globally, the car has developed into the driving force behind the brand’s continuous growth. The transference of the brand’s hallmark values and qualities into a new segment won over new target groups to the MINI’s unmistakable style. The Countryman is the first model from the British carmaker to offer an all-wheel drive and that benefits from extensive modifications that further enhance its boundless driving fun. The car will be available in Autumn 2012.

The detailed refinements to the Countryman’s design and the available materials for its interior highlight the car’s premium character, which none of its rivals can match. What’s more, this spacious five-door boasts optimized ease of use, which underscores its modern appreciation of practicality.

These modifications that were designed for the Countryman are going to be rolled out starting November 2012 across all the model variants. You open one of the car’s front doors and its newly designed rings that encircle the Center Speedo as well as its four air vents instantly stand out. These will be presented in Carbon Black color and its inner ring will be in high-gloss black or in chrome as part of the MINI’s Chrome Line Interior option. The fresh appeal of these available colors and materials – whether in standard trim or with specified options – actually adds luster to the Countryman interior’s high-quality character.

In addition, newly designed door inserts help enhance the Countryman’s premium ambience, practicality, and comfort. Remodeled door armrests offer you more comfortable support for your arms, and the electric windows’ controls are now positioned or fixed in the door trim. Also, integrated into the door armrest of the driver’s side is a full control panel.

The switches clustered on this panel include the controls for the windows, the adjustment button for the exterior mirrors, and the deactivation control for the rear windows. Moving these window controls from the center console optimizes access to the storage compartment below it. Starting autumn 2012, the Countryman will come with a 3-seat rear bench as standard, while a couple of individual seats are going to be available as a no-cost alternative.

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