Lake Iseo is the 4th largest lake in the Italian Lombardy region known for its clear waters, light winds and panoramic views of the Alpine foothills. Its serene surroundings is also a firm favourite amongst campers. MINI in collaboration with Italian manufacturer AUTOHOME has created just the right set of wheels for that very purpose – a MINI Countryman with an elaborate tent on its roof.

The “mobile shelter” as MINI calls it, is available in Black or White with the same colour scheme applied to the roof and mirror caps. The tent is secured on the roof of the Countryman via the roof rails and roof rail carrier that’s available as an option in the MINI Accessories range.

The fibre-glass housing of the roof tent resembles a roof box when closed, with its flat aerodynamically-optimised shape reducing drag and wind noise while the Countryman is on the move.

The roof tent can literally be erected in a few easy steps. Once the safety clasps on the housing are released, the tent is automatically raised by means of four gas pressure springs. The package also includes a foldable aluminium ladder to climb up onto the roof tent. Inside, the “cabin” is 2.1 metres in length and 1.3 metres in width – perfectly capable of accomodating two occupants, according to MINI.

The roof tent also comes with a high-density mattress with cotton cover, LED interior lighting, doors, windows with zips and mosquito nets, storage nets, and pockets.

Locally, MINI Malaysia has just introduced the MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package and another with a panoramic roof. Frankly, the two variants are more suited to the aesthetic-crazed car buyers of Malaysia who spend their free time in malls; instead of the real outdoors.

Following the Sales Tax Exemption announcement, for the latest price list of MINI vehicles in Malaysia, click here.


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