2012 MINI Highgate Convertible (Photos)

In keeping with company history of offering vehicles with style, finesse and originality, MINI launched two special edition variants named Baker Street and Bayswater earlier last month. This is not all; Mini has now announced a third special edition, called Highgate Convertible.

The 2012 MINI Highgate Convertible will be offered in metallic Iced Chocolate color option and will have contrasting black and brown stripes on its bonnet. Two other color options would include Midnight Blue and White Silver all of which will be fitted with a soft top to match the 17 inch Double Cross alloy wheels.

Where its interiors are concerned, MINI has added leather seats in Dark Truffle with toned stitching and light blue accents. In keeping with MINIs taste for exclusivity, Highgate Convertible from MINI is being brought out in four versions which will include Cooper S (184hp), Cooper D (112hp), Cooper SD (143hp) and the standard version Cooper (122hp). Sales should commence in April 2012.

Press Release

MINI HIGHGATE: THE EXCLUSIVE NEW SPECIAL EDITION CONVERTIBLE

(03/02/12) — Hot on the heels of the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater comes the third in a trio of special editions for spring 2012 – the all-new MINI Highgate.

Continuing the brand’s established policy of taking the names of fashionable areas of London, the Highgate is a sophisticated new version of the drop-top Convertible.

As with all special edition MINIs, this four-seater offers a raft of unique exterior and interior features. Providing a fresh interpretation of MINI’s premium appeal and style, the Highgate is designed to take the fun and excitement of ‘wind-in-the-hair’ motoring to the next level.

The car is finished in an all-new metallic ‘Iced Chocolate’ body colour, which works perfectly with the tailored ‘Silvertouched Truffle’ fabric roof. The distinctive look is enhanced by truffle bonnet stripes with blue edging. Midnight Black metallic or White Silver metallic paintwork can be specified as an option. The door mirror caps are always finished in the same shade as the exterior.

Also unique to the MINI Highgate are 17-inch ‘Double Cross Turned’ light-alloy wheels in a subtle aluminium colour. The design team took its inspiration for the spokes from the Union Jack flag.

Inside, the ‘Dark Truffle’ Lounge Leather seats feature blue piping and contrasting stitching. MINI’s popular Chili Pack; filled with added extras like automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, multi-function steering wheel, multi-coloured interior lights, is standard on the Highgate special edition. Sun-touched Brushed Alloy detailing on the dashboard and the Chrome Line Interior and Exterior packages are also included. Exclusive ‘Highgate’ lettering on the side indicator surrounds, door sills and seat tags marks the car out from the crowd.

As with every MINI, customers can enhance the appeal of their car further using the extensive options list of comfort, convenience, design and technology features.

The MINI Highgate is available with four engine options; the MINI Cooper (90 kW/122 hp), MINI Cooper S (135 kW/184 hp), MINI Cooper D (82 kW/112 hp) and MINI Cooper SD (105 kW/143 hp). All are linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed automatic available as an option.

Model

MINI Cooper Highgate Convertible: Retail Price £20,665, OTR Price £21,300
MINI Cooper Highgate Convertible Auto: Retail Price £21,750, OTR Price £22,435
MINI Cooper D Highgate Convertible: Retail Price £21,855, OTR Price £22,375
MINI Cooper D Highgate Convertible Auto: Retail Price £22,940, OTR Price £23,575
MINI Cooper S Highgate Convertible: Retail Price £23,445, OTR Price £24,080
MINI Cooper S Highgate Convertible Auto: Retail Price £24,590, OTR Price £25,275
MINI Cooper SD Highgate Convertible: Retail Price £24,255, OTR Price £24,775
MINI Cooper SD Highgate Convertible Auto: Retail Price £25,400, OTR Price £26,050