Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 29, 2012… Five new MINI vehicles will make their world premiere during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, including the MINI Clubvan Concept vehicle, three special models and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, which includes an updated engine that delivers increased power and efficiency, and can be partnered for the first time with an automatic transmission.
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is the first performance athlete in the brand’s line-up to combine John Cooper Works racing thrills with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is powered by a newly developed four-cylinder engine boasting a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and variable valve control, and produces 211 hp. It comes as standard with an aerodynamic kit, lowered sports suspension, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and exclusive design features. This is the first John Cooper Works model to also offer a six-speed automatic gearbox as an option. Click here to access the full press release for the John Cooper Works Countryman on www.miniusanews.com.
Another world premiere from MINI shifts attention to an all-new concept designed to win over new target groups. The MINI Clubvan Concept embodies the vision of a premium small car with increased transportation capacity for business and leisure use. It differs most prominently from the MINI Clubman, on which it is based, with its two-seat layout, large and flat load compartment, and opaque rear side windows. Click here for the complete MINI Clubvan Concept press release.
Visitors to the International Geneva Motor Show 2012 will also be treated to a first look at three new 2012 special models. The MINI Baker Street embodies the youthful, fresh and innovative trendsetting style of the brand, while the MINI Bayswater focuses primarily on the sporting verve and agile handling for which MINI is renowned. The third member of the trio, the MINI Highgate Convertible, exudes an exclusive aura and displays a modern interpretation of British style. A press release for each of the three special models can be found at the following links:
MINI Baker Street and Bayswater: click here
MINI Highgate: click here