Overview of Mini
The original mini was a line of iconic British small cars manufactured by British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 2000. Mini vehicles are known to be small but sturdy. Owned by BMW, previous models of mini include Morris, Mini-Minor and Austin Seven. The current models of Mini include the Hardtop, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe and the Roadster. These models are assembled at the BMW’s plant in Cowley, England whereas the Countryman and Paceman are assembled at Magna Steyr in Austria. A total of 301,526 Mini vehicles were sold worldwide in 2012. Mini dealers are present in many countries around the globe but unfortunately there is no direct Mini dealer in Pakistan and BMW dealership deals in Mini vehicles here.
Brief Mini’s History
The company was established in 1959 and it is part of BMW since 1994. On introduction, Mini cars were marketed under Austin and Morris. Ever wondered why the performance versions are named Cooper? It is because they are in partnership with the racing legend John Cooper. Mini’s history is filled with rallies where Mini cars won Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1999, Mini vehicles were voted as the second most influential car of the 20th century. Mini is also considered a British icon.
MINI Car Prices in Pakistan:
MINI Cars are also widely available in used conditions starting from PKR 770,000 for a used MINI Other to PKR 4,250,000 for a used MINI Cooper. There are a total of 5 MINI Cars available for sale in Pakistan on PakWheels.
Mini cars performance and technology
Mini cars come with premium ICE system known as Mini Connected System. This system connects you with the world in terms of location updates, weather updates, traffic updates and what not. Mini vehicles give you a lifetime of driving experience, with responsive and razor sharp handling; it surely can be termed as a roller coaster. Mini cars in Pakistan are also sometimes seen at local racing events in different cities. The room inside Mini vehicles is more than you expect, if you’re still not happy with the space, Mini clubman is available to satisfy you. Mini hybrid cars are not much talked about and therefore the only recent hybrid vehicle is the 2016 Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid.
Price tag attached to Mini cars
To all those who think the price of mini vehicles is going to be as minor as its size, they’re wrong. As there is nothing like Mini Pakistan, the actual price of mini vehicles cannot be determined in PKR, however the dollar prices are going to give a good idea on how heavy they are going to cost on your pocket if you plan to bring one here. The 2016 mini cooper is going to cost $20,700 whereas the top grade is going to cost $30,600.
There are on an average, three trims in every model they introduce. Mini car prices in Pakistan 2016 are although not fully confirmed but the lowest of mini vehicle is going to cost you at least 4.5 million however Mini Countryman 2016 can cost close to PKR 7.5 million. Used Mini car prices in Pakistan 2015 were PKR 1-2 million for early 2000’s model however late 2009 and onwards model were seen at an average price of PKR 4 million which was sought expensive. In general, it can be concluded that Mini cars prices in Pakistan can never be predicted and it depends on owners how much they are willing to sell the vehicle for.
Popular Mini cars in Pakistan
The bitter truth about Mini cars in Pakistan is that it is not really famous amongst masses and is usually known and appreciated by auto enthusiasts only. The most common Mini cars for sale in Pakistan are the Mini cooper. Most Mini vehicles were imported in Pakistan back in 2000-03 as the age limit and duty was not a major issue. It is now very expensive to import Mini cars as people have got better options in the desired range.
Mini vehicles and their availability in Pakistan
As previously mentioned there are no authorized Mini dealers in Pakistan and BMW Pakistan deals in them, therefore you need to find a local importer who is going to get the Mini vehicle of your choice to your garage. Such cars cost a lot as they are just imported on need basis and the costing structure and various other charges differ than the typical cars arriving at port. Mini car finance in Pakistan is not really practiced however financial institutions including banks do offer financing old cars.
Mini’s Popularity Worldwide
If you want to have a fast, comfortable and a compact vehicle, Mini is a good brand to buy. Not to forget the resale value of such vehicles is not worth praising but in the developed markets, it holds off just like any other ecobox.