Mini Australia has announced a 2019 model-year upgrade for its Hatch and Convertible model lines, meaning every vehicle in its range now comes as standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
Prior to the announcement, the pack – which includes city AEB with forward collision warning, high-beam assist, and speed sign recognition – formed part of the optional Active and Control packs, which asked for between $1200 and $2500.
Mini has also added the top-spec 8.8-inch Professional Navigation system (below) as standard equipment to the Cooper S variants across all body styles, also previously part of the optional Multimedia Pro package ($2200-2700).
The Cooper S and flagship JCW versions of the Mini Hatch are bolstered further by the addition of keyless access, while all versions of the Convertible now get passive entry as standard.
Beyond the Hatch and Convertible ranges, the company has also enhanced the specification of the Countryman SUV, which now gets the 8.8-inch Professional Navigation system as standard across the range.
"These additions further display our commitment to delivering continually improved substance to the Mini range," said Brett Waudby, general manager for Mini Australia.
"By adding-in key safety and convenience features, we have enhanced the customer experience while representing better value than ever."
The changes bring nominal price increases across the range, which are detailed in the price list below.
2019 Mini pricing
3 Door Hatch
- Cooper – $30,250 (+$350)
- Cooper S – $40,700 (+$800)
- JCW – $50,400 (+$500)
5 Door Hatch
- Cooper – $31,500 ($350)
- Cooper S – $41,950 (+$800)
- Cooper – $41,400 (+$500)
- Cooper S – $48,700 (+$800)
- JCW – $58,400 (+$500)
- Cooper – $37,900
- Cooper S – $45,900
- JCW All4 – $56,900
- Cooper – $42,200 (+$300)
- Cooper D – $46,200 (+$300)
- Cooper S – $49,200 (+$300)
- Cooper SD All4 – $54,200 (+$300)
- JCW All4 – $59,900
All prices exclude on-road costs