Special edition Mini a cheap Soho drive

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LAST year a Mini Soho Clubman proved popular enough for the top brass at Mini to bring the edition back, but this time on the hatchback and convertible models.

Earlier this year, Mini announced that all its future special edition models would be named after London districts, and this is the latest.

From now until March next year buyers can choose a Soho edition Cooper or Cooper D.

The changes are purely cosmetic, with a unique ‘white silver’ paint finish not available on any other Mini, 17-inch alloy wheels, a dark-themed interior and bi-xenon headlights with black interior reflectors and white indicators. All in all, it’s a stylish little number.

For anyone wanting to drive their Soho in Soho, the Cooper D clocks in with a CO2 rating of 99g/km, so is exempt from the congestion charge.

Prices start from £16,765 on the road for the Soho Cooper hatchback, to £20,135 for the Soho Cooper D convertible.