MINI revealed today the new Countryman Getaway Package, the latest addition for those who love nature. The new package which can be stored in Countryman's dual-layer load compartment floor, separated from the regular storage space by a lid.
The package consists of two comfortable folding wooden chairs in Racing Check or stylised Union Jack look, which can also be converted into a tavle using a wooden board.
The essential feature of the Getaway Package is actually the MINI Five-In-One Cover. a multifunctional cover in Chequered Flag design which can be used as a poncho, sleeping bag, awning, picnic blanket and bed cover.
Still, the package features also the MINI Countryman Boots in Union Jack, Rockstyle Print, or Countryman design; Mini Parka, a contemporary interpretation of the classic M51 Fishtail which can protect you against the vagaries of the weather. The Getaway Package also includes the MINI Countryman Tee.
Here are the prices for all these goodies: MINI Countryman Seat Set (two seats + table top) - €89.00; MINI Countryman Single Seat - €35.00; MINI Countryman Boots - €39.00; MINI Countryman Tee - €29.00; MINI Five-In-One Cover - €65.00; MINI Parka - €139.00.
The MINI Countryman Getaway Package also features the MINI Parka, which protects its user against harsh weather. A modern interpretation of the classic M51 Fishtail, this olive-green unisex hooded jacket features a Mod look, as complemented by selected patches that can be fixed on the left sleeve through a Velcro-type fastener.
Furthermore, the MINI Countryman Getaway Package features a limited-edition MINI Countryman Tee. The MINI Countryman Tee comes with a print of the new MINI model. With this handy set of items from the British, the MINI Countryman Getaway Package makes sure that any trip with the MINI Countryman would be worthwhile.
Interested persons could avail of the MINI Countryman Getaway Package from the launch of the new MINI Country in September 2010 at the MINI Online Shop at www.MINI.de/shop and at selected MINI dealers.
MINI initially referred only to the moniker of a small economy car built by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959. BMC officially unveiled this Mini car to the public in August 1959, and the car marketed under BMC's two main brand names -- Austin and Morris as Austin Mini and Morris Mini.
BMC changed its name in December 1966 to British Motor Holdings Limited (BMH) and in May 1968, merged with Leyland Motor Corporation Limited. Mini became a part of British Leyland Motor Corporation. Mini soon became a marque in its own right, along with Jaguar, Rover and Land Rover.
British Leyland collapsed financial in 1975 and was subsequently nationalized. After heavy restructuring and divestment of subsidiary companies, British Leyland was renamed as the Rover Group in 1986. The Rover Group soon became a subsidiary of British Aerospace and of BMW in 2000. When BMW broke up the Rover Group, it retained the MINI marque.