To relieve the edginess from being confined indoors for months, many have taken to the highways, crisscrossing the nation for work and play. One of the biggest perks of living in a tropical climate is that the weather always tilts in our favour, making top-down roadtrips even the more enticing.
The newly launched MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, which celebrates a rich heritage of open-top summer driving and the hallmark go-kart thrill, is ideal for long yet performance-demanding journeys.
Painted in a scene-stealing Deep Laguna metallic colour that might just trigger some street envy, the new MINI Convertible Sidewalk comes from a long line of successful editions that were first introduced globally in 2007. The powerful Cooper S engine resides within the bonnet, while the MINI TwinPower Turbo technology ensures a new level of powerful excitement.
Drivers need not fear about Malaysia’s volatile weather as the soft-top, which opens electrically within 18 seconds even with the car cruising at 30km/h, provides protection against rain and sun. The electric-powered, 3-in-1, black soft-top roof features an interwoven “Sidewalk’ pattern in Titanium Grey.
While pretty much any running automobile can pull off a roadtrip, the Convertible Sidewalk turns a mundane drive into a relaxing one. The interior features exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk seats in anthracite, combined with contrasting seams in Petrol and Energetic Yellow. Moreover, the car is equipped with LED headlamps, LED front and rear fog lamps, interior lighting package with 12 colour ambient lights, as well as the MINI Driving Modes, automatic air conditioning, a height-adjustable front passenger seat and a storage compartment package.
Should your travel companions doze off (or if they’re really a bore), the advanced infotainment systems within the vehicle such as the 8.8-inch visual boost with navigation system, Apple CarPlay and the outstanding Harman Kardon 12-speaker soundsystem will keep you fully entertained and awake.
The latest iteration is limited to only 20 units in Malaysia at selected authorised MINI dealerships nationwide as well as the MINI Online Shop starting today.
The new MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition on the road for personal registration without insurance is RM295,888. For more information, click here.