Mini has chosen the 2012 Beijing Motor Show to introduce to the world two new models: the Mini Hyde Park and the Mini Cooper S Countryman ‘The Chinese Job’, with the latter specifically designed for the Chinese market and clearly inspired by the famous ‘The Italian Job’ movie. Fancy name and a few subtle details aside, this model is just a cosmetic variation of the usual range, in the same fashion as other ‘limited editions’ released by the English/German manufacturer in the past.
The Mini Hyde Park instead (that we introduced a few days ago along with the Green Park trim) can be easily recognized by its exclusive color scheme, which features Pepper White as basic color and contrasting Hot Chocolate brown for the roof, wing mirrors and a pair of longitudinal stripes. Inside, the Pepper White/Hot Chocolate theme continues, while the seats use mixed leather and fabric upholstery. This special trim - dedicated to the famous park in London - will be made available for the Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper D and Cooper SD models.
At the Mini stall in Beijing there are also all the current variations of the Mini Cooper S: the Clubman, the Countryman, and the more recent Coupe and Roadster, all of which are equipped with the same 184 hp 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine. Check the whole lot out in our exclusive photo gallery.
View the full Mini @ the 2012 Beijing Motor Show photo gallery