MINI at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show 2012
Geneva - A portfolio of six models and three new takes on familiar
themes allow MINI to welcome visitors to the International Geneva Motor
Show 2012 with a spread of models unprecedented in the brand’s history.
Celebrating its world premiere in Geneva will be the MINI John Cooper
Works Countryman, the first performance athlete in the brand’s line-up
to combine John Cooper Works racing thrills with ALL4 all-wheel drive.
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman is powered by a newly developed
four-cylinder engine boasting a twin-scroll turbocharger, petrol direct
injection and variable valve control, and producing 160 kW/218 hp. And
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.
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.
Visitors to the International Geneva Motor
Show 2012 will also be treated to a first look at three new
interpretations of established 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.