With MINI’s Countryman and new Coupe models gaining most of the attention in 2011, it’s clearly time to shine the special edition limelight on those old stagers in the range – the MINI Hatch and MINI Convertible.

Earlier this year the company announced that all MINI Special Editions will be named after London boroughs, districts, streets and landmarks, and whilst the Soho name already made an appearance on the Clubman last year, it’s now turn for the Hatch and Convertible.

The MINI Soho edition will be available in both Cooper and Cooper D models from July until March 2012. Thanks to the MINI Cooper D Hatch’s frugal credentials it is exempt from London Congestion charging with CO2 of just 99g/km and an impressive 74.3 mpg fuel consumption on the combined cycle.

MINI Soho editions have exclusive ‘White Silver’ metallic paint which is not available on any other current MINI Hatch or Convertible model, and to compliment the striking paintwork the Soho is finished with 17″ Black Star Bullet alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights with black interior reflectors and white indicators.

Inside the cabin the Soho has a sporty feel with Anthracite headlining, a 3-Spoke sport leather steering wheel and ‘Piano Black’ interior surfaces.

At a Glance


The Soho special edition adds on average around £2,000 to the price of a standard MINI – slightly less than a CHILLI pack, although it lacks several of the CHILLI pack’s most sporting features.


OTR Price

MINI Cooper Soho Hatch


MINI Cooper D Soho Hatch


MINI Cooper Soho Convertible


MINI Cooper D Soho Convertible