When It comes to being one of Malaysia’s most sophisticated and versatile compact premium automotive brands, MINI is indeed right there on top of the list and the launch of their latest 2019 MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Wired and Cooper S Countryman Pure proved that very fact.
According to Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, “The MINI Countryman is the ultimate all-rounder; the iconic symbol of urban living. Since its first introduction in 2010, the MINI Countryman has consistently evolved through the decade to suit the trendsetters of every generation.”
“In 2018, Malaysia was the first country in South East Asia to locally assemble the MINI Countryman. Following its tremendous success and in line with our strategy for electromobility, we also introduced the first Plug-In Hybrid variant to further demonstrate our commitment to shaping the future of the Malaysian automotive industry.”
2019 MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Wired – RM268,888
Electrify your journeys with the new hybrid Countryman Hybrid Wired which comes prepared with a TwinPower Turbo petrol-powered engine paired with an electric motor. This particular MINI is able to produce a whopping 224hp and 385Nm of maximum torque.
All that power is controlled via a 6-speed automatic transmission which allows it to propel from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 198km/h. that’s not bad at all considering that it only uses 2.1 liters of fuel for every 100km.
So what else do you get with that added Wired package which costs RM18,000? Apart from its already beautiful ALL4 Design, this baby has been kitted with new 19-inch edged spoke rims and run flat tyres.
To further enhanced the car’s rugged personality, MINI Bonnet stripes, contrasting roof colours in black or white, as well as its hexagonal grille are added to further accentuate all its features.
The interior has been decked out with Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black upholstery on electric seats with memory function. Take the cabin to the next level with MINI Yours Illuminated interior trims as well as a MINI Yours steering wheel if you’re feeling a bit fancy.
There’s also a brand new high-resolution 8.8-inch Touch Screen Display and the latest technology housed in the MINI Centre Instrument. Other specs include the MINI Head-up Display and Harman Kardon 12-speaker sound system to really shake things around in the best way possible.
There are a few colour combinations that you can choose if interested. The Chilli Red, Light White, British Racing Green, and Melting Silver all come with a black roof while the Island Blue is done with a white roof to keep things fresh and cool. Not bad for RM268,888 (on-the-road price without insurance).
2019 MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure – RM228,888
If you’re looking for something more rugged, then the MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure should be highly-considered as it comes with the iconic bonnet stripes, black roof, LED headlights with cornering lights, and that super sleek 18-inch Black Pin spoke rims.
The inside looks just as tough with its Carbon Black upholstery in the sporty Leather Cross Punch design which goes hand in hand with its very comfortable and stylish electric seats. There’s also the 6.5-inch Touch Screen Display with Navigation that further enhanced the vehicle’s overall versatility.
Armed with the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, the Countryman Pure is able to reach a top speed of 224km/h and sprint from 0-100km/h in just 7.4 seconds. That is all possible thanks to 192hp and 280Nm of torque being controlled with an 8-speed automatic transmission while only consuming 6.5 litres of fuel every 100km.
The exterior colour offerings for the New MINI Cooper S Countryman Pure include Chilli Red, Light White, British Racing Green, Thunder Grey, Melting Silver and Island Blue; all paired with Black roof. One brand new unit will set you back at RM228,888 (on-the-road price without insurance).
To know more, head over to www.mini.my or check them out during the Urban Liberation: The MINI Connected Roadshow which will take place at several locations listed below:
|Vivacity Megamall||26 – 28 April|
|Starling Mall||26 – 28 April|
|Paradigm Mall JB||3 – 5 May|
|Empire Subang||24 – 26 May|
|Gurney Paragon||14 – 16 June|
|I-City Central||28 – 30 June|
|One Utama||3 – 7 July|