MINI M'sia offers financing programme, enhanced models

MINI Malaysia today introduced the Full Circle Programme by MINI Financing, the automaker’s newest financing program courtesy of BMW Credit Malaysia which offers enhanced flexibility and “future value peace of mind assurance” for the MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door. The company also announced the addition of new equipment to its iconic vehicles.

Han Sang Yun, managing director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “MINI has always lived out its conviction to challenge boundaries in its crusade to deliver the finest to its believers. As we now push pedal to the metal for the MINI Hatch, we felt that it is also the right time to revolutionise financing programmes for MINI vehicles for a greater ownership experience for our customers.”

Architectured to enhance flexibility and assurance for MINI owners, the new customised financing programme offers a wide range of settlement options around the intended owner’s budget and experience, alongside flexible plans which avails monthly instalments and shorter loan tenures. The plan also promises a future oriented peace of mind ownership experience by locking the future value of the MINI vehicle purchased with the program.

MINI hopefuls begin their ownership experience with a desired MINI model and by nominating a mileage term during which they get to enjoy their brand-new MINI. At the end of the term, they are then presented with a host of settlement routes – either by simply returning their keys to MINI Financing based on the terms and conditions of the program; trade-in or sell their MINI to any MINI Authorised Dealership for a new MINI vehicle; making a full settlement and keeping their beloved MINI; or extending their contract term to enjoy their MINI longer.

The New Full Circle programme courtesy of MINI Financing starts from RM1,348 a month for the MINI 3 Door and from RM1,378 a month for the MINI 5 Door and is only applicable for new models of the MINI Hatch.

In introducing the new financing program, MINI Malaysia also took the opportunity to enhance the specifications for the variants of the MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door.

MINI 3 Door – Refined for elevated experience

The MINI 3 Door Cooper variant is now welded with high gloss black grills and a tailgate handle, emerging it as “modernised without forsaking its classic silhouette”. Meanwhile, state-of-the-art LED technology takes the form of standard automatic LED headlights and LED fog lights. Available for all MINI models, the lights captivate both in darkness and daylight – the latter through the iconic omega-shaped daytime running lights.

Inside, the MINI Cooper 3 Door is now equipped with the dual zone automatic air conditioning which regulates cabin temperature, air distribution, and air volume automatically and independent of driving speed. Also new is the 6.5-inch MINI Visual Boost with MINI Connected which deepens the connection between driver and automobile. Together with the MINI Connected Ready App, it can seamlessly integrate your favourite mobile phone app such as Spotify and control it right from the MINI Visual Boost.

Similarly improved, the MINI Cooper S 3 Door surfaces with Comfort Access – an intelligent system devoted to ending the inconvenience of searching for car keys when it comes to unlocking and starting the car. One simply have to approach their MINI automobile within 1.5 metres and the system remotely detects their unique MINI key – which they happen to be carrying – and unlocks with the pressing of a button on the door handle. Once the driver enters the cabin, the system enables the Start/Stop button for engine ignition. The MINI doors lock automatically with a press on a button on the exterior door handle.

The MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door sports equivalent updates with Comfort Access and auto dimming for interior mirrors with an addition of a rear-view camera.

MINI 5 Door – Endeavouring more to deliver urban driving thrill

“As the first ever five-door model arising from the MINI clan, the MINI 5 Door has been the heartbeat of the MINI brand in conveying driving excitement marked by practicality and efficiency. In an effort to evolve without disowning its character, the MINI Cooper 5 Door will come with high-gloss black grills and a tailgate handle on top of LED headlights and fog lights. The MINI 5 Door will also sport dual zone automatic air conditioning for augmented comfort,” says the company.

Concurrently, the MINI Cooper S 5 Door will come with the Comfort Access System to meet the driving needs of urban thrill-seekers.

All variants of the MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door arrive with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service as well. The estimated retail prices (on the road for personal registration, GST included and without insurance) are:

MINI Cooper 3 Door: RM188,888.
MINI Cooper S 3 Door: RM229,888.
MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door: RM293,888.
MINI Cooper 5 Door: RM193,888.
MINI Cooper S 5 Door: RM239,888.