The UK’s top-selling convertible has today received the ‘Best Convertible 2018’ award judged by industry experts at Carbuyer. The award was presented to MINI this morning at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards in London, with judges praising the car’s unique character, trademark handling, interior and value for money.
Winners in each category at the annual Carbuyer Awards are chosen by members of the dedicated Carbuyer road-test team, who evaluate each vehicle on running costs, comfort, practicality, reliability, and safety, as well as performance, efficiency, price, value for money and optional extras.
Speaking at the awards, Stuart Milne, Editor, Carbuyer said:
Convertibles are all about putting a smile on your face and none are quite as capable as the MINI Convertible. It retains all that’s great about the MINI Hatch, including its trademark go-kart handling, but adds that all-important open-top fun factor. Whatever engine is under the bonnet, the MINI Convertible oozes character. It boast a great interior, a superb infotainment system and countless customisation options too. And that’s why it’s our Best Convertible for 2018.
The MINI Convertible features a striking design and unique features to make open-topped driving even more dynamic, stylish and practical. The fully electric roof deploys in just 18 seconds and it remains the only premium soft-top four-seater convertible in the small car segment. The UK continues to be the largest market worldwide for the MINI Convertible, and it is the best-selling convertible in the country.
The MINI Convertible is offered with a high level of standard equipment across the range, which includes MINI Visual Boost Radio with a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, MINI Connected, Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio, Rear Parking Distance Control and a Reversing Camera. The reversing camera is a nice addition to the car. You expect a 2018 Mini to come with the latest tech and the Convertible doesn’t dissapoint. Smart design and interior packaging mean luggage volume is 215 liters with the roof closed and 160 liters with it folded down.
Note: Press release courtesy of MINI UK.