The Auto Bavaria MINI Ride, an event organized by Auto Bavaria to provide current and potential MINI owners with one of the most unique MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid experiences through their 1st ever private cycling event. The by-invitation only event enabled its participants the unique experience of stage cycling with the support of the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, very much like at an international multiple stage bicycle race.

The event began at the rise of dawn with participants meeting at Auto Bavaria showrooms across the Klang Valley and beginning their journey driving the new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid with their personal bicycles mounted on the top of the premium SAV to the start location of the ride at Plaza Batai in the Damansara Heights area.

The city drive provided participants with great driving impressions of the new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, from its premium ride and handling which can only be expected of a comfortable, powerful and luxurious SAV to the premium ambience of such a vehicle which offers practicality and roominess inside.

At the start location, the MINI Ride participants were treated to fruits, juices and energy bars before the riding event commenced. This provided the riders the proper energy and hydration needed for the maximum elevation climb from Plaza Batai towards TTDI Park.

Led by a pacer, the participants climbed a maximum elevation of 137m in between the route from Plaza Batai to TTDI and a 1km MINI sprint challenge stop at TTDI park before cycling back down to Yellow Brick Road cafe where the participants enjoyed brunch, before once again driving the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid back to Auto Bavaria showroom where they received more insights on the features and capabilities of the new Plug-In Hybrid from MINI – the ideal compact premium SAV that fits the urban lifestyles of cyclists.

Participants were really impressed at how the new MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid performed, especially its user friendliness in mounting and carrying bikes as well as having the ability to provide the cargo space to carry all the necessary for a great day out cycling. A participant was even shocked to learn that the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid was assembled in Malaysia as the vehicle offered the premium creature comforts and premium build quality.

The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid harnesses the power of electricity, connectivity and commands the presence of the MINI heritage to deliver a new captivating driving experience. Zap to work electrically and escape the city on the weekends with an electric driving range of up to 42km and a total mix driving range of up to 500km on a full tank of fuel, there’s no limit to where the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid can take you.

Sustainable driving has never been more fun! The compact premium SAV is powered by a high-tech lithium-ion battery which is managed at its optimum operating temperature by an advanced cooling system that excels its output and service life and can be recharge with the use of a conventional 230-volt household socket or a dedicated electric car charging point. The charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side scuttle of the vehicle.

Auto Bavaria will be organising more of the MINI Ride in the coming months. To take part in this unique event, please visit your nearest Auto Bavaria showroom, where you can find out more about the MINI Ride event as well as get to know the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid better. 

The Auto Bavaria MINI Ride was also supported by renowned home and car audio specialist Harman Kardon studio for the MINI sprint challenge.