It is one of the motoring world's most iconic cars and the Mini Hatchback impresses on many levels. Firstly, it still has cool styling and there’s also a great interior and the handling is excellent and fun.
The Mini is a three- and five- door hatchback and the choices include the Mini One, One D for the diesel engine option, Mini Cooper and the Cooper SD which has more performance - even the diesel variant – as well as the impressive Mini John Cooper Works which is a special edition worthy of the name.
The relaunched Mini Hatch in 2014 brought in lots of new innovations as well as a better quality interior, improved suspension and more space for those sat in the rear.
Powered with some impressive engines, there's an excellent 1.2 litre petrol unit that will return 61 mpg and offer decent levels of performance. The driver’s seat is lowdown which helps to underline its go-kart like performance. For those who like their small car is have more impressive performance, the Mini Cooper will still return 60 mpg but sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just under eight seconds.
There's also a lot of standard equipment, even on the basic Mini One trim, which has with front fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, electric windows and keyless go as standard. The Mini Cooper models are better equipped and have several exterior changes to make them appear more distinctive.
The Mini also brought in the revolution of enabling lots of options so that drivers could personalise their vehicle to a large degree - a move that has now been followed by many other car manufacturers.
Essentially, the Mini Hatchback is still the same fun car to drive with an excellent suspension offering a dynamic driving performance. It is also still a nippy performer around town and excellent on long journeys too.
The Mini Hatchback should not be, however, confused with the other variants from this carmaker which include the Countryman, Clubman and the Mini Paceman; all of these models are made for their own specific markets.
The bottom line is that there's very little competition for the Mini Hatch which offers excellent driving agility and road holding abilities and some quirky but interesting design ideas inside and outside this great little car.
Why not have a look at the Mini on the official Mini UK company web site and get the latest news about the Mini at The UK Mini Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Mini Hatchback, in all of its guises, on the Top Gear web site.
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