MINI has ended months of speculation by announcing that it will put a fully-electric MINI Convertible into production. However, the brand is only planning to build 999 examples for the European market, with just 150 earmarked for the UK. Each will come with a hefty price tag of £52,500.
MINI presented a fully finished prototype last year (driven here by Electrifying.com), and stated at the time that it had no firm plans to put it into production. However, such was the public response that bosses were persuaded to commission a limited run of cars to meet demand. According to MINI, the cabrio will shorten the transition period to the introduction of the next-generation all-electric model family, which will feature an electric convertible model as part of its new, expanded range.
Badged MINI Cooper SE Convertible, the new model will only be offered with two paint finishes, black and silver, and will come with bronze detailing. All models will come with bespoke badging and 17-inch cast alloy wheels made from 100 percent secondary aluminium.