Entering below the regular $26,650 Cooper model - already $5000 cheaper than its predecessor - the One again cuts the price of entry by a further $2150.
MINI says the new model’s price, which brings the Cooper below Audi’s (5-door) A1 hatch and within cooee of the cheapest Alfa Mito ($22,500), is the lowest it’s been since the brand’s re-launch in 2002.
The new ‘One’ replaces the $28,800 (drive-away) ‘Ray’ model from the older Cooper range, which was powered by a 72kW/153Nm 1.6 litre petrol engine.
The One gets a smaller 75kW/180Nm 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, essentially a downsized version of the 100kW/220Nm 1.5 three found in the regular Cooper hatch.
In six-speed manual form, MINI says the petrol One will hit 100km/h in a still spritely 9.9 seconds, rising to10.2 with the six-speed auto.
Fuel consumption with the manual is listed at 4.9 l/100km, and the auto is slightly higher again at 5.0 l/100km.
Standard features in the One include 15-inch steel wheels with covers, along with a cloth trim, Bluetooth/USB connectivity, automatic stop-start, keyless start, servotronic power steering, Dynamic Stability Control including Dynamic Traction Control and Electronic Differential Lock.
For more details on the new MINI range, see our links below.
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PRICING (includes GST, excludes LCT and on-road costs)
MINI One - $24,500
MINI Cooper - $26,650
MINI Cooper D - $31,800
MINI Cooper S - $36,950
MINI Cooper - $27,750
MINI Cooper D - $32,900
MINI Cooper S - $38,050