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Find out how the current MINI Hatch delivers more premium features, more style and even more fun, with the addition of one year free car insurance*

As anyone with a passion for cars and a love of driving will know, there’s more – so much more ­– to a MINI than meets the eye. First, the extensive heritage that makes a MINI a car with more pedigree and more character than most rivals. Then, there’s the modern take on MINI’s iconic classic style that turns more heads. Finally, the race-inspired performance and go-kart handling that delivers more smiles per mile.

Now, with the MINI Hatch (available as both a three-door and five-door) you can get even more MINI – with more premium features as standard, and the added bonus of one year free car insurance* to boot.

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More compact, or more space (for one more friend)

Your first choice is just how much MINI Hatch you want. The three-door MINI Hatch offers compact city-friendly dimensions on the outside, with plenty of space for you and three passengers. In the back, you’ve got 211 litres of luggage space as standard – with up to 731 litres if you fold down the rear seats, letting you pack even more fun into a weekend away for two.

If three’s company, then the larger five-door MINI Hatch lets you pack in a crowd. Although it’s only a scant 16 centimetres longer than the three-door MINI Hatch on the outside, the five-door MINI Hatch’s extra length delivers more space for you and four passengers with even more legroom, and an extras 30% luggage space – with 278 litres as standard, and a capacious 941 litres with the rear seats folded down.

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More fun (and more features) as standard

Whether you pick the three-door or five-door MINI Hatch, you get a lot more features fitted as standard on the entry-level Classic trim – especially when it comes to tech.

The highlight: a large 8.8-inch central display with a DAB digital radio and smartphone connectivity options, such as Apple Carplay for your favourite apps and wireless Bluetooth for hands-free voice control and calls. Automatic air conditioning for hot summers and heated seats for toasty winter mornings come fitted as standard, while colourful ambient lighting sets the mood for any adventure and USB-C ports keep everyone’s devices topped up.

The MINI Hatch’s advanced smartphone connectivity extends the extra mile outside your car, thanks to the MINI App. It lets you pre-plan journeys on your smartphone from the comfort of your couch, which you can later sync with your car, with real-time petrol prices to help you cut fuel costs on your mid-journey refuelling stops.

It also lets you remotely check the location and status of your car. After all, at some point we’ve all forgotten where we’ve parked, whether we’ve locked the doors, or whether we’ve got enough fuel for the next leg of our journey. Well, worry no more.


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The MINI App also lets you keep track of the long-term health of your MINI Hatch, with service notifications and direct access to MINI Roadside Assistance in the case of an emergency.

Keyless entry gives you easy access to your car. On the road, the MINI Hatch’s LED headlights with high-beam assist and automatic headlight activation, as well as heated windscreen washer jets with rain sensors, give you an even clearer view of the road ahead in all conditions, while LED rear lights with a Union Jack design give a clear warning to cars behind (and leave a lasting impression).

Last, but not least, the MINI Hatch’s standard-fit Driving Assistant safety tech includes useful features like collision warning that help keep you and your family safe. And if you’re looking for an extra pair of eyes when you’re parking, simply option Rear Park Distance Control sensors and auto-dimming mirrors when configuring your perfect MINI Hatch.

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More choice (made more easy)

Everyone loves a Classic, but sometimes you want more, and you want it made easy. That’s why in addition to the standard MINI Hatch Classic trim, MINI also offers the choice of feature-packed Sport or Exclusive trims. Equally, you can go one step further and pick the head-turning style of the MINI Hatch Resolute Edition.

First, the MINI Hatch’s Sport trim. Inspired by MINI’s racing heritage, it adds eye-catching Chili Red paint with black detailing on the roof and mirror caps, John Cooper Works 17-inch Track Spoke alloy wheels and an aero kit. Inside are John Cooper Works sports seats with Carbon Black Dinamica/cloth upholstery, while Intelligent Adaptive Suspension gives you an even more finely tuned connection with the road.

If you’re more Monaco casino than Monte Carlo Rally, then the MINI Hatch Exclusive trim might be for you. In addition to its Enigmatic Black paint and a choice of 17-inch or 18-inch Exclusive alloy wheels, there’s silver exterior detailing on the roof and mirror caps that adds an extra shine to suit any after-dark rendezvous. Inside, you get sumptuous Lounge leather sports seats in Carbon Black, as well as a soft and smooth Walknappa steering wheel.

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Equally, there’s the MINI Resolute Edition, with its striking Rebel Green paint with a choice of Piano Black, Resolute Bronze and Pepper White exterior detailing, as well as black 18-inch Pulse Spoke alloy wheels and Light Chequered cloth upholstery.

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More efficiency? More performance? Your pick…

The MINI has always been a car that punches above its size and weight. So, when it comes to picking the perfect level of power or efficiency beneath your bonnet – and your right foot – the MINI Hatch gives you a choice of characterful engines that give you even more ways to enjoy your drive.

Opt for the entry-level Cooper and you get a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a Steptronic 7-speed double-clutch transmission that delivers 136hp and 220Nm of torque – giving you the perfect blend of nippy acceleration and wallet-friendly fuel efficiency that’s just as enjoyable on the open road as it is around town.

Step up to the Cooper S, and you get a 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with a Steptronic Sport 7-speed double-clutch transmission that delivers a peppy 178hp and 280Nm of torque. On the outside are external design touches such as front bumper vents and a twin-tailpipe exhaust that add a touch of visual drama to match the potent performance under your right foot.

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John Cooper Works: the MINI Hatch with even more thrills

Finally, the ultimate expression of MINI performance: the iconic MINI Hatch John Cooper Works. Available exclusively as a three-door, it delivers 231hp and 320Nm of torque from its 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder and eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The result: 0-62mph in an impressive 6.1 seconds.

On the outside, bold Rebel Green paint with Piano Black and Chili Red detailing, as well as John Cooper Works aerodynamics and badging that ensure everyone knows you’re driving a MINI with even more bite. Under its skin, sport suspension and a twin-exhaust with a chrome-finished tailpipe finisher, as well as eye-catching red brake calipers on the 17-inch sport brakes for even more stopping power

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Inside, there are cossetting John Cooper Works sports seats with Dinamica and leather upholstery in Carbon Black, a Walknappa steering wheel, Piano Black detailing and the addition of a digital cockpit display and navigation system.

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More ways to customise your MINI Hatch

Want more? Well, depending on which MINI Hatch you pick, there are a wealth of ways to customise your car to your taste. First, a choice of 10 vibrant body paints, with a wide array of options for roof and mirror caps in white, black, silver, red and multitone contrast colours, as well as bold bonnet stripes in black, white and silver. The choice of interior trims on the MINI Hatch is equally comprehensive, with cloth, chequered, Dinamica, leatherette and leather upholsteries to choose from.

Want even more tech? Well, simply add the Premium Plus Pack, which includes a rear-view camera with Parking Assistant, a panoramic glass sunroof, enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging, and a Navigation System with Real Time Traffic Information. Exclusively available for the five-door MINI Hatch, the Premium Plus Pack adds a Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi system for audiophiles looking for even more pep for their Puccini or their Dua Lipa.

Finally, with every MINI Hatch, you can pick from a wide array of genuine MINI accessories: the only range of products actually approved by the team that build the MINI. These include stylish decals, alloy wheels, mirror covers and floor mats, as well as practical options like roof racks, boot storage solutions and even more in-car entertainment options for the passengers in the rear.

So, with more features and more tech as standard, more ways to customise your car to your taste, and the added bonus of one year free car insurance*, it’s clear that the MINI Hatch is the iconic car that delivers even more.

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*Terms and conditions, exclusions and further eligibility apply. Offer valid for new MINIs ordered from 1 April to 30 June 2023 and registered by 29 December 2023. Offer excludes MINI John Cooper Works and Electric models.


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