IAB Report – New Mini 3- and 5-door receive John Cooper Works packages
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The packages demonstrate the breadth of customization options.
At this year’s Essen Auto Show which begins on November 28, Mini will be showcasing several Cooper hatchbacks that will debut the latest John Cooper Works Tuning package and John Cooper Works Pro Design Line pack.
A 3-door Mini Cooper S will premiere the John Cooper Works Tuning kit that increases the power output (though MINI hasn’t mentioned the new power figure) and adds a controllable flap for the exhaust for a befitting sound. Visual upgrades such as tailpipe covers, 18-inch JCW alloy wheels finished in Jet Black, and a carbon fiber air inlet cover, complete the overall JCW Tuning Kit.
Also on display will be the John Cooper Works Pro Design Line that ushers in a new level of customization for Mini. To enhance the sporty look of the car, it is fitted with a JCW rear spoiler and rear diffuser with lateral splitters and fins.
It also adds exclusive exterior mirror caps, side turn indicator surrounds, Black line decorative rings for both the headlights and taillights, a flag painted on the roof, and a side decor that features a flag motif and number 37 (related to their success in the WRC).
Illuminated door sills, and branded floor mats and sunblinds are the interior features. It also includes an exclusive key cap and key ring.
Another 3-door Mini Cooper will showcase the Vivid Green Design Line that is finished with rich green against a black background. It will step up the level of personalization even further, and it comes with a Mini Junior seat that is available in three different versions to adapt to the height of the occupant.
MINI hasn’t provided any details about the availability of the above packages, and the extra cost of installing one. More details will follow after their debut at the 2014 Essen Auto Show. The new Mini will be launched in India on November 19.
New Mini with John Cooper Works Packages – Image Gallery
New Mini with John Cooper Works Packages – Press Release
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