May 27, 2010 – Irvine, Calif., – For the third year in a row, Irvine MINI is honored to announce that the 2010 MINI Cooper has been be named as one of the Top 10 Green Cars for 2010 by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The MINI Cooper has been named to the list every year since its inception in 2008, a nod to the brand’s commitment to being environmentally friendly.
According to kbb.com, in being considered for the green Top 10, each vehicle was required to offer fuel economy and CO2 emissions superior to the bulk of vehicles in its class, and at the same time provide all the safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment that would make it pleasant to own.
In talking about the MINI Cooper being named to the list, the kbb.com editors said, “The famously responsive and eager little MINI Cooper is roomier and more livable than many imagine, and just as fun as anyone could expect. The fact that it also delivers impeccable fuel economy is simply the cherry on top of one of our favorite automotive sundaes.”
MINI, along with BMW Group as a whole, is committed to minimizing the automotive industry’s effect on the environment. This overall effort by MINI, known as MINIMALISM, can be witnessed in everything from current vehicle and engine designs, to manufacturing processes and active research about alternative energy.
MINI vehicles achieve a fuel economy rating of up to 37 mpg (highway) while delivering a fun driving experience with sporty engine performance and responsive, go-kart handling. As the brand grows, the promise of combined fuel efficiency and driving fun will remain. In fact, MINI’s newest vehicle, the MINI Countryman, will be available to U.S. customers in February 2011 and is expected to offer the best fuel economy in its segment.
Irvine MINI’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned MINIs have made Irvine MINI a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine MINI, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at irvinemini.com.
As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest MINI centers on the West Coast, Irvine MINI loyally serves Orange County – including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.