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SMALL BUSINESSES.

FOOD ENTREPRENEUR WINS NEW MINI.

Following on from sponsoring the ‘Small Business Entrepreneur’ category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in November 2016, MINI UK rewarded the winner, Nom Noms World Food, with the use of a MINI Countryman for six months.

The renowned event acknowledged the hard work and inspiring stories of some of the country’s most impressive small business entrepreneurs. This year’s winners, Lisa Sohanpal and Dr Imrat Sohanpal from Nom Noms World Food, make healthy, internationally-inspired meals for busy families. What’s more, they send a meal to a child in India for every one that is purchased in the UK.

Lisa says: “The car looks amazing with our branding, and it suits the Nom Noms brand totally. It’s fun, quirky and will certainly grab attention and curiosity on the streets of London.

“Things like this are so important in assisting small businesses to get the exposure they need, and thanks to MINI UK this will definitely help us.”

AWARDS.

COMPANY CAR OF THE YEAR.

We’re pleased to announce that the MINI Cooper D 5-door Hatch has won the Business Car Manager award for Best Compact Company Car of the Year.

Voted by the organisation’s independent panel of experts for the second year in a row, this fleet favourite turned heads for a number of reasons. Achieving CO2 emissions from just 95 g/km and a fuel consumption of 78.5 mpg (combined), it can significantly lower company car running costs.

It’s also efficient when it comes to space – with more seats, doors, legroom and luggage capacity (a generous 278 litres in total), the MINI 5-door Hatch is built for business. What’s more, it boasts a wide range of standard features including Keyless Go, a USB audio interface and Emergency call.

Ralph Morton, editor at Business Car Manager said: ‘It’s a double for the MINI – the second successive year for the Hatch to win this title. And it’s not hard to see why: the great looks and desirable brand name are backed up by hardnosed financials.

SPECIAL EDITION.

MINI BLACK PACK CLUBMAN.

MINI UK has now launched the new MINI Cooper Black Pack Clubman and the new MINI Cooper D Black Pack Clubman.

Designed exclusively for the UK, the first special edition MINI Clubman offers 17-inch Black Net spoke wheels combined with Black bonnet stripes for a sleek and sporty finish to further enhance the characteristic MINI Clubman styling. Inside, the design cues continue with a Piano Black interior and multi-function steering wheel. The MINI Black Pack badge, which is featured on the rear doors of the vehicle, highlights the exclusivity of the new MINI Black Pack Clubman models.

In keeping with the entire MINI Clubman model range, the MINI Black Pack Clubman models also offer exceptionally high levels of standard equipment including MINI Navigation, Bluetooth®, Cruise Control and MINI Connected. The MINI Excitement Pack, which includes MINI logo projection, is also offered as standard.

Nicolas Griebner, Head of Product at MINI UK, said: “The MINI Black Pack Clubman showcases the very best of MINI Clubman – a host of specially selected equipment combined with attractive visual options.”

MINI ELECTRIC.

WE'RE GOING ELECTRIC. WHO'S IN?

In 2019, a new fully electric MINI will be added to the 3-door Hatch range. Extending our offering which includes petrol and diesel internal combustion engines and our Countryman plug-in hybrid model launched this year. The new addition battery electric drivetrain will be integrated into the car at Plant Oxford, the main production plant for the MINI 3-door Hatch.

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