- Main highlight on the stand will be the all-new MINI Countryman
- Also on display will be the MINI convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI 3-door Hatch
Doha, Qatar – The first day of the Qatar Motor Show will see guests delighted with the all new MINI Countryman thanks to Alfardan Automobiles, the official BMW Group Importer in Qatar. Taking place from 18th to 22nd April, the seventh edition of the Qatar Motor Show will allow MINI enthusiasts to experience the biggest and most versatile model in the brand’s 57-year history.
The all New MINI Countryman has pursued its path to success both on and off-road. The large tailgate, five seats and optional all-wheel drive now gives an additional boost to the brand’s advance into the premium compact segment. The latest generation of the MINI Countryman goes even further in terms of the model’s versatility, agility and premium character. Thanks to its powerful proportions, the new MINI Countryman has a particularly distinctive presence. Its unmistakable aura is defined by an extended ground clearance and raised seating position, further emphasised by the MINI ALL4 exterior look and high roof rails.
The all-new Countryman possesses an impressive engine portfolio comprising 4-cylinder petrol engines; increase in output by 6 kW to 141 kW/192 hp in the MINI Cooper S Countryman; optimised driving performance and fuel consumption figures due to extended MINIMALISM technology including improved aerodynamic properties; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed automatic transmission as an option.
Mr. Ihab Allam, General Manager of Alfardan Automobiles, commented: “We are excited to be bringing another great model to the region, further highlighting the importance of the Qatar market for the MINI brand. MINI being present at the Qatar Motor Show this year is a great step to further highlight the brand’s strong presence in Qatar which saw sales increase by 7% in 2016. The MINI 3-door Hatch, also on display, and John Cooper Works models were the top performers and contributed to Alfardan Automobiles being named the winner of the MINI Middle East Regional Dealer Competition.”
Besides the all-new MINI Countryman, versatile MINI Clubman also gave fans of the brand a hands-on experience at the motor show. MINI Clubman has a clearly matured character as compared to its predecessor in terms of versatility, space and product substance, individualization for exterior and interior dimensions and also offers a wide selection of innovative driver assistance systems and a stretched silhouette and accentuated width.
Also on display was the MINI Convertible with exterior design that comprises a balance between top-class elegance and sporty flair. Maintaining the classic MINI design features, the MINI Convertible is further enhanced with circular headlamps and rear lights with chrome surrounds, hexagonal radiator grille, black peripheral body surround, side turn indicator elements and a large selection of body finishes including the variant of Caribbean Aqua metallic.
The Qatar Motor Show will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. Concluding on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, it brings together some of the most notable international carmakers highlighting their latest models as well as car accessory companies highlight the latest in auto and performance trends.