D.he lockdown changed something. People have become more open. We haven’t looked at the registration statistics yet, but we haven’t seen that many convertibles for a long time. The species is threatened with extinction because functional disadvantages predominate, manufacturing costs strain the nerves of the controllers and because there is a new consumption standard. It’s called WLTP, it takes each screw into account individually, which puts the convertible at a multiple disadvantage because of its weight and aerodynamic drag. But in a society ravaged by Covid, cravings for something happy sprout, better now than tomorrow, who knows what’s next.
One option with a good mood guarantee is a mini, especially in its open form. The fabric roof falls on the back of the car body within 18 seconds, it forms neat folds and does not need a cover that nobody would open anyway. When opened this way, the Mini Cabriolet looks irresistibly sexy. The electrically assisted process works up to 30 km / h, which is pleasantly practical. A specific feature of the British fun suppliers is the built-in sunroof, which releases a 40 centimeter long hatch when the top is closed. So there is the right fresh air pleasure on board for every weather.