Conaway Motors is your MINI service & repair shop near Kirkland. 2018 looks like a good year for MINI USA. The hardtop two-door and four-door will be receiving updates, and so will the convertible.
Changes to the new MINI will include rear park distance control, with red, green and yellow warnings displayed on the instrument ring. The technology package will include parallel parking assist. Colors are on a price scale. Moonwalk Gray will be no cost. John Cooper green or the Lapisluxury Blue will be an additional $1000. All other colors will be an additional $500. The on/off control will move to the center display, and the toggle switch on the far right will be used to select the car’s driving mode. The fuel gauge has been redesigned and lumbar support removed from certain seat models. This might seem less than news-ish if you don’t own a MINI , but for MINI fanciers, these small changes can be significant.
“Small” is the watchword for the MINI. It is well known for its transverse engine, designed to give most of the space to passengers and luggage, rather than to the engine and mechanical components. For a time, MINI s did not meet US safety and pollution standards, but it has moved beyond that.
Even more exciting is the announcement that the route for “MINI Takes America” has been announced. Starting in the upper northwest part of the US, it will go down the west coast through California and across the US using the southern highway route and end in Orlando, Florida. The MINI, with its stable design, is a frequent winner in cross-country events.