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MINI Canada confirms latest 2021 models to be offered with manual transmissions.

Manual transmissions return to the Canadian MINI line-up after a brief delay in availability during the 2020 model year.

MINI Convertible
MINI 3 door
MINI 5 door

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Richmond Hill, April 13, 2020. MINI Canada is pleased to confirm the latest range of MINI models to be offered with the choice of a standard manual transmission, for driving enthusiasts who enjoy shifting their own gears.  As of March 2020, production has resumed for MINI 3 door, 5 door and Convertible models, including manual transmission choices.


2021 MINI 3 door, 5 door and Convertible Models available with Manual Transmissions:


  • MINI Cooper 3 door
  • MINI Cooper 5 door
  • MINI Cooper S 3 door
  • MINI Cooper S 5 door
  • MINI John Cooper Works 3 door
  • MINI Cooper Convertible
  • MINI Cooper S Convertible


Exceptions include:

  • The high performance 2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP, which comes exclusively with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, tailored to handle the car’s 301 horsepower.
  • The 2021 model year MINI John Cooper Works Convertible, which exclusively features a standard 8-Speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission.


 "Driving Excitement is in MINI's DNA. Connecting to your MINI and to the road with that third pedal definitely drives excitement! enthused Mat Sayer, Director, MINI Canada. “MINI Canada is very pleased to see the return of the manual transmission to our most iconic models for the 2021 Model Year." 


MINI Clubman and Countryman models equipped with MINI’s ALL4, all-wheel drive system, including the new 301hp John Cooper Works versions will continue to be offered exclusively with standard automatic transmissions.

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