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MINI Ray: MINI sunshine, from $29,000 driveaway

  • Stylish MINI Ray returns to market, superseding MINI One from August 2016.
  • Driveaway pricing from $29,000 presents exceptional value.
  • MINI Ray gains metallic paint and Ray-specific styling enhancements for a unique appearance.
  • MINI Ray Accessories colour options available at no extra cost.
  • Available in 3-door or 5-door hatchback configuration and in manual or automatic form for maximum flexibility.
  • Powered by an engaging yet efficient 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine producing 75kW/180Nm, while consuming only 4.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

MINI Australia re-introduces a familiar nameplate from August 2016, with the return of the stylish MINI Ray to the Australian market.

Priced from a highly competitive $29,000 driveaway, the MINI Ray takes the accessible MINI mantle from the outgoing MINI One range.

“The MINI Ray marks the entry to the brand and delivers design, style and luxury you would expect from a MINI,” said MINI Australia General Manager, Tony Sesto.

“At only $29,000 driveaway, it also represents strong value, while a selected range of MINI Accessories enhancements offer the purchaser a chance to personalise, as per MINI tradition.”

Driveaway pricing adds further value

The MINI Ray will be offered in 3-door and 5-door hatchback forms, with driveaway pricing as follows:

MINI Ray 3-door manual   $29,000
MINI Ray 3-door automatic              $31,500
MINI Ray 5-door manual   $30,500
MINI Ray 5-door automatic              $33,000

Stand-out standard equipment

The MINI Ray is powered by a characterful 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that incorporates start/stop technology and develops 75kW and 180Nm of torque. When coupled to the standard-fit six-speed manual gearbox, combined fuel consumption is just 4.9L/100km. This figure is 5.0L/100km when paired to the optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Available in two metallic paint colours – Pepper White or Midnight Black – the MINI Ray also gains clear indicator lenses, along with specific mirror covers, bonnet stripes, side scuttles and a specific Ray badge to differentiate this stylish hatchback from the pack.

A selection of specific MINI Ray Accessories colours can be added for no extra cost, the choice of pink, yellow or green offering a bright contrast to the chosen primary exterior colour.

Other key standard equipment highlights ape the previous One specification, with 15-inch wheels, hands-free Bluetooth with USB audio interface, heated and electrically-operated exterior mirrors, six airbags and rear park distance control.

Safety is also paramount, with dynamic traction control including an electronic differential lock, dynamic stability control, electronic brake force distribution control and anti-lock braking including brake assist and cornering brake control all fitted as standard.


All new MINIs are covered by a three year/unlimited kilometre warranty, while service and selected maintenance costs can now be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with MINI Service Inclusive.

MINI Service Inclusive offers two packages, Basic and Plus. Basic provides scheduled servicing cover, while Plus combines scheduled servicing and selected maintenance items.

MINI Service Inclusive takes care of scheduled servicing costs for five years or 80,000km, whichever comes first. The MINI Service Inclusive plan provides a long term solution enabling cover to be extended and transferred to future vehicle owners before expiry.