2016 Mini Convertible revealed

The latest Mini Convertible has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor show

Words ByGreg Kable

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This is the new Mini Convertible, which will arrive in the UK in March 2016.

What is it?

This latest model in the Mini line-up gets similar styling tweaks as the third-generation hardtop models.

This third-generation 'new' Mini Convertible is bigger than the car it replaces and offers more space for passengers and their luggage. The boot now measures 215 litres with the roof up - 35 litres more than on the outgoing car - and 160 litres with the roof down.

What engines does the Mini Convertible get?

Three engines will be available at launch, two petrol and one diesel. The Cooper gets a 134bhp 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine while the Cooper S comes with a 189bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. Cooper D models are powered by a 114bhp 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine.

All models get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a six-speed automatic gearbox is available for Β£1270.

Other engines, including a 101bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol in the One and a 168bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel in the Cooper SD, will join the range at a later date.

How much equipment does the Mini Convertible** come with?**

All Mini Convertibles come with a 6.5in infotainment screen, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera as standard. The electrically folding cloth roof opens and closes in 18sec and can be operated at speeds up to 19mph.

How much does the Mini Convertible cost?

Prices start at Β£18,475 for the Cooper, rising to Β£20,225 for the Cooper D and Β£22,430 for the Cooper S.

Can I get a discount?

Discounts will be hard to come by at first but expect to be able to get a few hundred pounds off the list price after a few months.