Electric all-new MINI Cooper SE Hatch to Australia in mid-2020

First-ever all-electric MINI set for local launch

 MINI Cooper SE Hatch

MINI Australia has announced it will introduce the all-new MINI Cooper SE Hatch to Australia in mid-2020, providing local buyers with virtually silent urban motoring in signature MINI style.

  • First-ever all-electric MINI set for local launch in mid-2020
  • 135kW electric motor delivers rapid acceleration and instant throttle response
  • Bespoke suspension tuning and low centre of gravity provide go-kart handling

The news follows the show debut of the MINI Cooper SE Hatch  at the IAA Cars 2019 international motor show in Frankfurt am Main.

“The MINI Cooper SE Hatch marks a new era for our brand in providing our customers with a progressive mobility solution wrapped in a package that is unmistakably MINI in its look, feel and the way it drives,” said MINI Australia General Manager Brett Waudby.

“We look forward to introducing this exciting and game-changing member of the MINI family to the Australian market next year.”

The Cooper SE Hatch is based on the striking three-door conventionally-powered MINI Hatch but with dynamic model-specific accents.

Its powerful 135kW electric motor endows the car with impressive acceleration and instant throttle response that adds a new dimension to the MINI brand’s fabled go-kart feeling.

The MINI Cooper SE Hatch races from 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds, while bespoke suspension tuning and a low centre of gravity – thanks to the positioning of the lithium-ion battery in the floor – provide remarkable handling agility.

MINI Cooper SE Hatch

The energy required to propel the car with such vigour is sourced from a latest generation lithium-ion battery, which enables a driving range of 235 to 270 kilometres.

The battery’s location has the additional benefit of ensuring exactly the same amount of space is available for occupants and luggage as in a MINI three-door Hatch powered by a combustion engine.

Debut of the MINI Cooper SE Hatch at the Frankfurt show coincides with celebrations to mark the British carmaker’s 60th anniversary and the stunning milestone of production reaching 10 million since 1959.

The MINI Cooper SE Hatch will be built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, the birthplace and heart of MINI production.

MINI Australia will announce pricing and specification details of the MINI Cooper SE Hatch closer to launch.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.