The Mini’s we know today are vastly different from the original models. The first Minis, then called Morris Minor, started selling in 1959 and were produced by British Leyland and were only discontinued in the year 2000 with relatively little changes to the design or mechanicals of the car. In 2001 however, the iconic compact car would undergo a complete makeover, but this time provided by BMW as they had purchased Rover Group (Formerly British Leyland). Since 2001, Minis have seen unprecedented success and the edition of several variants, each with its sporty ‘S’ variants and multiple engine choices. Rent a Mini with Elite Rent-a-Car in Europe.
Today the Mini Cooper comes in a variety of formats suiting the needs of almost every customer. For the family, the Clubman model offers a large amount of space and comfort. For the adventurer, the Countryman is equipped with four-wheel drive and has enough ground clearance to tackle any terrain. And for all, the new Mini Cooper offers all the modern amenities to be expected from a luxury car while retaining the fun and practical aspects that make it a favorite in suburban areas and cities alike.
With Elite you can sample many of Mini’s most popular models including the Cooper S Convertible, which is basically a 192 hp go-kart that was designed for maximum fun. Come try out a mini cooper, see for yourself how fun a small car can really be.