MINI Cars Price List in the Philippines November 2017
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About MINI Cars
MINI, the legendary small cars
In the small economy car segment, MINI cars are the rulers of the market. The wide range of models in this segment under this brand is just overwhelming. The MINI cars were originally manufactured by British automobile maker, British Motor Corporation. MINI cars were considered as equivalent to popular Volkswagen Beetle and other small cars. But it surpassed all of them in popularity and sales in few years. It was also named assecond most influential car of last century.
Due to its huge popularity all over the world, many manufacturing and assembly plants were set up in various parts of world. The plants were set up in Australia, Chile, Spain, Belgium, and other European and few African countries. Other types of vehicles such as pickup trucks, vans and sport cars were also developed under the brand name of MINI.
This small car was produced on the designs developed by Leonard Lord. It was first revealed in 1959 and was considered very important due to the on-going fuel crisis in Britain. The small car was capable of carrying four passengers due to its unique front wheel drive. Its first model was named Mark 1. This model was later updated to two other models named as Mark 2 and Mark 3. Later more design changes were made in its exteriors to make it look sportier and attractive. The sportier versions of MINI cars were MINI Cooper and Cooper S.
With the acquisition of Rover Group by BMW in 1994, the MINI brand came under BMW. The company decided to launch MINIs with BMW trademarks such as rear wheel drives and other standard BMW features.This fusion created a new series of cars named as BMW 1 series.
In 2000, the last MINI was produced at its Longbridge plant. In 2005, BMW decided to invest a large sum of 100 million pounds in its plant. New models like MINI Paceman were announced and were produced in 2011.
BMW decided to expand its MINI business in many countries and brought MINI cars in Philippines in 2009. The first car to be introduced was the redesigned classic MINI.British automobiles are the distributors of MINI cars in Philippines for BMW. The main dealership centre for these cars is located at 5th avenue in Fort Bonafacio. These cars have been quite popular among Filipino people in a very short period of time.
BMW has also responded by releasing many other MINI models which were popular in other countries. Models as MINI Cooper, Cooper S, Clubman, Countryman and Paceman have been released. These models have also down a good business in the country.
The new Clubman has splitdoors and special clubdoor on its right hand side giving it a unique design. It is capable of reaching 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds. The engine is capable of generatingup to 100 kW of power. Also, there is enough space in form of 1000 litres of boot space.
The new Countryman was produced in 2010 and it had 1.6 litre or 2 litre four cylinder engines. It had a better exterior than Clubman. It is fitted with a six speed manual transmission system.
One of the latest cars from MINI, the MINI Paceman was launched in 2011 Detroit Auto Show. It went into production in 2012 and later was available in parts around the world including Philippines. It is small but very powerful. It is capable of reaching 100 km/hr in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/hr. It is priced at PHP 2100000 in Filipino market. It is mainly aimed at people living in urban areas of the country.
Presence in Philippines:
In Philippines, the company has associated it with various parts of lifestyle of common people. It regularly organises social events and gatherings. These are mainly based on cars and automobiles but sometimes also address serious local issues. During the recent floods in monsoons in Philippines, the company took part actively in search and care missions. The president of MINI global city went out on a flood drive to distribute packages to needy people in flood affected areas. Other members of MINI team also took an active part in this humane act.