The New Mini Cooper Hardtop at the 2013 LA Auto Show
The British premium brand provides one of the outstanding highlights at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show with the North America premiere of the new MINI Hardtop.
The British premium brand provides one of the outstanding highlights at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show with the North America premiere of the new MINI Hardtop. The presentation in the Californian movie capital takes place just days after the official world premiere of the new model in the UK – the home country of MINI.
This makes the Los Angeles International Auto Show the setting for the car’s first ever auto show appearance. From November 22nd to December 1st 2013, visitors will be able to see how the model’s design has been further evolved and take a close look at its expanded interior space and new display and operating concept, as well as finding out more about an entirely new generation of MINI engines, completely revised suspension technology and the very latest innovations in the field of driver assistance systems.
The debut of the new MINI Hardtop is supplemented with an extensive presentation of the brand’s other models. Those on display will include the latest all-wheel drive models – the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 and the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4. (ALL4 only available on S models in the US, only JCW Countryman and Paceman will be on display in LA)
The new MINI Hardtop features an instantly recognisable upgrade in terms of product substance that benefits its sporty, agile handling, ride comfort and efficiency as well as enhancing its unmistakable character, functionality and premium style. New engines with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and likewise newly developed transmissions increase the car’s sprint capabilities while at the same time reducing fuel consumption. Efficiency is significantly boosted by the extensive MINIMALISM technology, consistently optimised weight and improved aerodynamic properties.
The sophisticated technology of the new MINI Hardtop, unparalleled in the small car segment, is also reflected in numerous innovative features. For the first time ever, a MINI can be fitted with adjustable dampers. The new MINI Driving Modes allows the car to be driven in GREEN mode, including coasting function with decoupled drivetrain. Another unique feature in this class of vehicle are the optionally available LED headlamps.
Meanwhile, the range of driver assistance systems and MINI Connected Services has been significantly expanded. New features in his area include the MINI Head-Up-Display, parking assistant and rear view camera.
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