British marquee Mini have announced the development of the most affordable Mini in the range yet, called Mini One First that will be offered on sale from July 2014 along with the new Mini Cooper SD. The budget entry-level hatchback will come at a base price of 10,950 pounds or Rs 11 lakh approximately.
Powering the budget Mini is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol engine that is rated at 75PS of max power and 150Nm of peak torque. With those output numbers, the Mini One First is officially the least powerful of the three-door models that have been in the market since 1970s. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached in 12.8 seconds and Mini claims CO2 emissions between 117 and 122 gms/km. The Mini One First will come equipped with a standard kit and a host of safety features. A variant of the Mini One First equipped with a 1.4-litre petrol engine will also be available at a later stage that will command a price of 12,460 pounds or Rs 13 lakh approximately.
Standard equipment in the Mini One First includes, stability control, traction control, six air bags, an alarm and engine immobiliser. Buyers will also be presented with an extensive options list that has items prices between 390 pounds and 855 pounds and includes, air conditioning, alloy wheels, three-spoke steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and fog lights.
Furthermore, the company will also offer the Mini TLC package with the Mini One First that has been priced at 185 pounds and offers service and maintenance for a period of five years.