The refreshed Mini Connected will allow drivers to access personalised services designed to make day-to-day mobility and planning even easier. The first models to be made available with this new and extensive connectivity capability are the new 3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch and Convertible. Existing features in the portfolio, such as Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices, will be joined by new services including the Concierge Service, Real Time Traffic Information with navigation map updates and Mini Online.

The new in-built 4G SIM card and updated Connected app will allow drivers to access a variety of new digital services.

The newly available Concierge Service provides a source of assistance while on the move. The Concierge can be contacted by the push of a button around the clock to source information and address data for the driver, research connections and offer practical tips during the journey.

Other highlight features include Time-to-Leave Notifications (push messages to the driver’s smartphone to assist punctual departure), Send to Car (for importing destinations from a smartphone to the car), Remote Services (e.g. for locking the car’s doors from a smartphone) and – in electrified MINI models – a charging timer, charging station search facility and personal efficiency status display.

The spread of digital connectivity options offered by the Mini brand is rounded off by Apple CarPlay