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2019 MINI Kensington Edition on sale in Australia

Published : 24th October 2018


Journalist
10 months ago

The 2019 MINI Kensington Edition is now on sale in Australia featuring drive away pricing, extra standard equipment and a unique colour choice and is available in both Cooper and Cooper S models. Painted in a striking burgundy hue, which is available in the MINI hatchback for the first time, the Kensington Edition is about adding a bespoke touch to the MINI hatchback range – it was previously only available on the Clubman.

Unlike other MINI products locally, the Kensington Edition is only available online, with buyers choosing an ideal specification, paying a deposit and then being referred to their preferred MINI dealership. Just 60 units of the MINI Kensington will be available in Australia.

2019 MINI Cooper S Kensington Edition side

“MINI has a history of providing bespoke special-edition vehicles,” said MINI Australia General Manager, Brett Waudby.

“We like to showcase what’s unique about the brand, and continue telling the story of exclusivity and personalisation while retaining that MINI sense of fun.

“With Kensington we have taken this a step further by offering customers the ability to secure their allocation online. With only 60 units coming, the race is on,” he said.

2019 MINI Cooper S Kensington Edition rear 3/4 close

Offering a value increase of up to $6,000 including on-road costs thanks to extra equipment as standard, the MINI Kensington Edition is equipped with a number of touches to distinguish it from regular models. Buyers of the Kensington Edition earn a dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard, Kensington-branded door sills, a panoramic sunroof, as well as the Driver Assist Package with low-speed autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, high-beam assist and speed sign recognition. Cooper S buyers also score black 17-inch alloys and black leather upholstery with heated front seats.

The Active Package with LED headlights with Union Jack tailights, the MINI Excitement Package, white indicator lenses and wireless phone charging is added to the Cooper, as is 16-inch black alloy wheels, a cloth and leather combination upholstery in black, chrome line interior surfaces with piano black trims and an anthracite headliner.

2019 MINI Cooper S Kensington Edition door sill

2019 MINI Kensington Edition drive away pricing:
Cooper 3-door: $41,900
Cooper S 3-door: $52,900
Cooper 5-door: $43,150
Cooper S 5-door: $54,150

Just 60 examples of the 2019 MINI Kensington Edition on sale in Australia, with 15 units of each model to choose from.

Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for more MINI news and reviews. Read our review of the 2019 MINI Cooper S here.