Driving: MINI introduces plug-in hybird
Built on the same platform as the much more expensive i8 EV sportscar marketed by MINI’s parent, BMW.
By Evelyn Kanter
The first-ever plug-in-hybrid from the iconic MINI brand launches in 2017 with the same good looks and fun-to-drive appeal as its gas sibling, and with a knock-your-socks-off 72 MPGe fuel economy.
This is a MINI with maxi appeal.
“It’s the perfect car for the U.S.,” project director Uwe Seitz told me at the MINI hybrid’s world premiere at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, loaded with EV-style instant torque and with AWD capability that he says is even more sure-footed than gas models continue reading …
Evelyn Kanter is a journalist with more than two decades experience as a newspaper and magazine writer, radio & TV news producer & reporter, and guidebook and smartphone app author – all focusing on travel, automotive, the environment and your rights as a consumer.