Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Where Style Meets Substance

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Where Style Meets Substance

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IF there were a convertible made for the North East, this would be it.

Quintessentially MINI, the new Convertible boasts plenty of exciting new features to keep any MINI fanatic on their toes.

For starters, the new model comes with Rain Warner technology as an optional extra, meaning when the clouds are closing in you'll be notified via the Rain Warner App so you can pop back to close the roof and beat the drizzle.

What's more, every car comes with rear parking sensors as standard - handy when it comes to parking in those tight spots in the city centre.

And then there's the roof. Quick and quiet, the new electrical hood mechanism means you can get a full view in less than 20 seconds - even when you're driving.

A three-in-one convertible roof, it can be up, down or used as sunroof, opening a gap of around 40cm to let in the breeze.

The car even keeps a tab on the time spent with the top down. We like that part.

On top of this, optional tech includes the MINI logo projection feature. …

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