MINI buyers inclined to pick three-door models over five-door

MINI | September 26th, 2014 by 2
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MINI says that its customers will continue to pick the three-door model over the five-door hatch. The research suggests that most of five-door hatchbacks’ owners …

MINI says that its customers will continue to pick the three-door model over the five-door hatch. The research suggests that most of five-door hatchbacks’ owners don’t have kinds which points out to a younger demographic.

At the press launch of the new five-door MINI, the company showed some slides illustrating the segment where five-door bodstyles are predominant.

The 2015 F55 MINI has been predominantly available as a three-door to date, ever since the first-gen R53 reinterpreted the MINI outline for the modern era back in 2001.

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The new MINI five-door adds a couple of extra doors into the stretched bodyshell.

It’s also the first MINI hatchback to be homologated for five seats, as opposed to four.

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Both the three and five-door, the MIN is offered with four model variants (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 3.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 95 g/km); two petrol and two diesel engines of the new generation available with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology; MINI Cooper 5 door with 100 kW/136 hp 3-cylinder petrol engine, MINI Cooper S 5 door with 141 kW/192 hp 4-cylinder petrol engine, MINI Cooper D 5 door with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 hp) and MINI Cooper SD 5 door featuring new 4-cylinder diesel engine presented for the first time with an output of 125 kW/170 hp.

[Source: CAR]

2 responses to “MINI buyers inclined to pick three-door models over five-door”

  1. Mike N. says:

    They say that now, but when I bought my GTI, sitting in a 5-door sold it for me. It’s so much more useful, and the only downside is a few pounds.

  2. Joe Doe says:

    The door have gotten so short – in the back as well as the front doors…
    Suicide doors would have made it so much more special: the front doors as usual, the back a really short door – for both, front and rear would have had no problems getting in. (See MINI Clubman)
    Granted, there is the problem, that the front door has to be opened, when passengers want to get in and out, but MINI would sell so much more of their 5-door. Could have been special…

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