Drop-top motoring at its finest: MINI launches Convertible Seaside Edition in PH

Currently the world’s only premium convertible in the compact car segment, the MINI Convertible embodies individual open-air driving pleasure.

Waves rolling gently onto the beach and the endless horizon in sight—a day at the beach invites a feeling of freedom and refreshing views. This sensation is encapsulated in the MINI Convertible Seaside Edition—the newest special edition launched by MINI Asia and MINI Philippines at the MINI Bonifacio Global City Showroom in Taguig. 

Currently the world’s only premium convertible in the compact car segment, the MINI Convertible embodies individual open-air driving pleasure. In the MINI Cooper S, a 2.0-litre, 178 hp 4-cylinder power unit with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology enables acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The black, electrically operated soft top takes things at a more leisurely pace: it can be opened or closed automatically at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

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Photos from MINI Philippines.

Double decorative stripes in white run from the side doors to the rear of the vehicle, and the exclusive exterior design is rounded off with graphics on the front apron, where a stylised “30” calls attention to the model’s anniversary. This contrasts with the maritime-inspired paint finish Caribbean Aqua, emphasizing the sporty character of the open-top four-seater. Clad in the Nanuq White finish, the MINI Convertible is reminiscent of spotted clouds against a deep-blue summer sky.

The side scuttles with the edition’s discreet “Seaside” lettering pick up on the 30th model anniversary with graphically designed numerals in light and dark blue. Another unique design feature is the exclusive “Seaside” lettering in sporty orange on the rear of the convertible. In addition, the floating wheel caps are still even when the car is in motion, ensuring that the stylized “30” on the wheel caps are presented at all times.

Upon entering the vehicle, the door sills in edition design with two white stripes and Seaside lettering convey the exclusive aura of the interior. The lower spoke of the sports leather steering wheel features the “Seaside” lettering of the new MINI edition. The decorative trim strips on the front dashboards with its printed pattern and lettering are another edition-specific design feature. The dashboard pattern also appears on the floor mats in the form of a graphic badge. The Carbon Black leather seats with comfortable knee rolls and armrests in the doors offer comfort for all journeys.

The MINI Convertible Seaside

The MINI Convertible Seaside Edition’s key feature is the edition-specific graphic wave pattern in iridescent blue tones, picking up on both the open atmosphere and the pure elegance of the sea. The integrated “Seaside” lettering further underlines the model’s flair.

For the driver, the MINI operating system optimizes quick and intuitive control of the vehicle functions, audio program, communication, navigation, and apps. The MINI navigation system ensures that drivers are kept on the best possible route. Apple CarPlay is also available for drivers to stay plugged in on the go.

Driving Assistant is also fitted as standard, increasing safety on the road by recognizing and reporting speed limits. The collision warning and pedestrian warning systems with city braking function make it easier to avoid dangerous situations, particularly in city traffic. Other notable features include lane departure warning, Park Distance Control with sensors at the rear, the rear-view camera, and cruise control with braking function.

“With more than 30 years of individual style and top-down driving fun, we are excited to celebrate the anniversary of the MINI Convertible with the Seaside Edition,” said Mr. Daren Ching, Head of MINI Asia. “This sporty classic showcases exclusive equipment and design features in a shimmering blue Caribbean Aqua paint finish or in a light Nanuq White body color. Only 10 units of the MINI Convertible Seaside Edition are available in Manila, promising each lucky owner an unparalleled level of exclusivity.”

“Riding against the tide has always been in our MINI nature – it makes for fun and thrilling drives. Inspired by this spirit, we’re taking our legendary go-kart feeling further with the new limited MINI Convertible Seaside Edition, inspired by breezy, carefree adventures by the beach. We hope that our loyal MINI family in the Philippines will receive this limited-edition model with BIG LOVE and a warm welcome,” said Willy Tee Ten, president of MINI Philippines. 

The MINI Convertible Seaside Edition is available locally in the Cooper S variant. For more information, visit www.mini.com.ph.

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