To play up the car's British heritage, Mini has launched a new limited-run trim package named Highgate, after yet another swanky London suburb. Mini says the package's unique set of visual tweaks were "developed specially to suit the character of the car."
On the outside, the Highgate treatment means the Mini Cooper Convertible wears unique Iced Chocolate Metallic paint, coupled with a brown soft top and special black/brown hood stripes. Seventeen-inch Double Cross alloy wheels are meant to echo the design of the Union Jack flag, the mirror housings are painted body color, and there are small Highgate badges on the car's front fenders.
Mini dolls up the car's interior with Dark Truffle leather seats featuring light-blue piping, stainless steel pedals, brushed alloy interior trim pieces, Highgate logos on the door sills and seats, and more Dark Truffle accenting for the floor mats and shift boot.
The limited-run Highgate package launches globally this spring. Adding the trim to a Cooper Convertible will cost $2750, while adding it to a turbocharged Cooper S model costs $2500.