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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 19th 2009
12--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, September 19, 2009 Gen Y sure to love Roadster UNVEILED: Mini Roadster (left) and Mini Coupe (right) concept vehicles shown at the Frankfurt International Auto Show. Mini indicated big plans on its 50th anniversary, unveiling two concept vehicles at the Frakfurt Motor Show. Paul Gover reports from Germany BIG FUTURE: The Mini Roadster is expected to be a bit hit with Gen-Y buyers. THE opening of a giant birthday cake at the Frankfurt Motor Show was more than just an official 50th birthday of Mini. It was also the start of a countdown to production for two all-new models of Mini. The first, the Coupe Con- cept was shown in the lead-up to the German motoring mile- stone, but Mini kept its other concept --- an all-new droptop --- a secret until the first-day action at Frankfurt. The Mini Roadster Concept --- already confirmed, like the coupe, for production in Brit- ain next year --- is a surefire hit with Gen-Y buyers. It's slightly odd looking, and has only two seats, but has the quirkiness that will set it apart on the road and turn heads around the world. The second open-air Mini in the family, after the existing four-seat Cabrio, was intro- duced at Frankfurt by BMW Group's global head of sales and marketing, Ian Robert- son, who believes the Road- ster and the coupe will be winners for the brand. ''Mini is a brand which is so exciting and has so much potential,'' he said. ''Mini will continue to grow and create new segments.'' Both pick up the turbo- charged 1.6-litre engine from the Mini Cooper S, with 128 kiloWatts and 240 Newton- metres of torque. The basic body is much the same as the regular hatch, at least from the window line down. But the screen is raked backwards, there is a good looking rollbar just behind the seats and the boot space has been made much larger with the loss of the back seats. The result is a much more low-slung stance, helped by a folding canvas roof that disap- pears when it is not in use. To make it more fun for Y-buyers, there is a multi- function display that shows Nature Guard (how eco- friendly you are driving), High-speed Shifter (when to shift for maximum power), Gravity Indicator (lateral and g-forces), Heart Beat (engine speed reflected in a beating heart) and Buddy Radar (showing the location of other Mini drivers). ''The focus of the Mini Roadster Concept is maxi- mum driving fun with noth- ing but the sky above,'' said Robertson. ''The soft top opens and closes manually in a very quick and easy action. ''The Roadster comes with extra-short body overhangs front and rear, emphasising that it is also a top-athlete.'' 3YRS 24 HR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES BRAND NEW SAVVY MANUAL • SRS Dual Front Airbags • ABS with EBD • Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Cup Holders • Colour Coded Bumpers • Central Locking • Remote Keyless Entry • Alarm / Immobiliser • 4 Speaker CD Audio • Remote Fuel Filler Release • 15" Alloy Wheels • Reverse Sensors • Floor Mats • Front Power Windows • Height Adjustable Drivers Seat • Vanity Mirror on Both Sunvisors • Front Seat Belt Pre-tensioners • Rear Wiper • 3 Years 24 hr roadside assistance • Fuel Consumption -- 5.7 L/100km† • SRS Dual Front Airbags • ABS with EBD • Power Steering • Air Conditioning • Cup Holders -- Front Rear • Colour Coded Bumpers • Central Locking • Remote Keyless Entry • Alarm / Immobiliser • 4 Speaker CD/MP3 Audio • Remote Fuel Filler Release • 15" Alloy Wheels • Reverse Sensors • ilt Adjustable Steering Column • Front and Rear Power Windows • Height Adjustable Drivers Seat • Front Seat Belt Pre-tensioners • Front and Rear Disc Brakes • Steering Wheel Audio Control • 3 Years 24 hr roadside assistance • Fuel Consumption -- . L/100km† BRAND NEW ERS NA MANUAL 3719-2-0909 * All offers available at participating dealers and while stocks last on new Proton Savvy and Persona vehicles ordered and delivered before 30 September 2009. † Fuel Consumption as per ADR 81/02. 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