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MINI five-door - what you need to know
Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:32
By the time you read this, five-door MINIs will be on sale. We'll have a first UK drive in the next issue of Modern MINI, but in the meantime here are five of the most important things you need to know about this important new member of the MINI range
Ralph Morton, Editor of Business Car Manager (www.businesscarmanager.co.uk), discussed the five most important things about the MINI five-door hatch with James Morrison, MINI's Corporate Development Manager.
It’s got five doors!
The extra doors mean it’s better suited to business and family use. And it means drivers with children can have in a stylish, low-tax car.
"It's a proper five-door hatch that's going to have so much more emotional appeal than its competitors," reckons James.
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