The A to Z of Cars – Mini Hatchback

Mon 19th Mar 2018

There are thousands of cars to choose from at The choice is amazing, so to help you decide which motor might be best for you, this helpful guide to every model on the market should help.

Mini Hatchback
The Mini hatchback was the first model of the new-look, new generation of Mini’s which arose like a phoenix from the flames from the sad demise of the classic British style Mini.

Introduced in 2001, it was available in Cooper, Cooper S and One variations at launch – the Cooper names deriving from the John Cooper and Cooper Car company which had long been associated with the racing designs of the classic.

Produced originally in Plant Oxford in Cowley and since 2014 at VDL Nedcar in Born, Holland. The second generation was launched in 2006 and was designed to be more cost-effective and fuel-efficient. A third generation arrived in 2014.

In its first 10 years of production the Mini sold 2.5 million worldwide and went on to win a host of awards, including the North American Car of the Year in 2003

It might be getting bigger every time, but it’s also getting better. 5/5 – Auto Express
More sophisticated than ever, without losing the sense of fun. 4/5 – Top Gear
An icon made better by nimble handling and infinite customisation. 3/5 – Car Connection

Assembly – Plant Oxford, Cowley, England
Class – Supermini
Similar Cars – Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208, Fiat 500

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