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Published on February 6th, 2012 | by Seán Ward


Mini Highgate Special Edition

Mini has shown its latest special edition, the Highgate convertible, for the first time ahead of its launch in March.

Finished in ‘Iced Chocolate’ paint with a ‘Silvertouched Truffle’ soft-top roof, the Highgate has 17-inch ‘Double Cross Turned’ light-alloy wheels in a subtle aluminium colour called ‘Subtle Aluminium’, truffle coloured bonnet stripes, ‘Dark Truffle’ Lounge leather seats, automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Even though this is a special edition car, Mini has not limited production to higher end models, so prices start at £21,300 for the base Cooper Highgate, and run all the way up to £26,050 for the SD Highgate automatic.

The only real problem is that name, or rather the names of all future Mini special editions, as Mini has said it has ‘now established a policy of taking the names of fashionable areas of London and naming limited run cars after these areas’.

But while we don’t agree with the naming, the cars themselves are hardly ugly things, and so should sell in fairly large numbers.


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