The company calls it "open-top driving fun with sophisticated individuality and an essential dose of Brit-cool." While that's quite a mouthful, the Highgate version of the MINI does include some unique flair.
Offered in both Cooper and Cooper S forms, the Convertible Highgate comes in a subtle Iced Chocolate metallic paint color, with Midnight Black and White Silver metallic paints available, too. Brown/black stripes add agent, and the brown soft top ties it all together.
2012 MINI Cooper Converitble Highgate special editionEnlarge Photo
The Highgate models also get 17-inch Double Cross alloy wheels, their pattern inspired by the Union Jack flag; unique Highgate badges on the fenders and door sills; and all of the standard equipment of features found in a standard MINI Cooper or Cooper S.
The Highgate will be available this spring, at an additional cost of $2,750 for Cooper Convertible models and $2,500 for Cooper S Convertible models.