As Hertfordshire’s biggest MINI retailer, Specialist Cars is the place to go if you’re looking to get into a cutting-edge car designed by a truly iconic British brand. To demonstrate how our vehicles can benefit local businesses and members of the community, we lent Mary Sykes, Business Development Manager at Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, a MINI Cooper Clubman to see if we could convert her into a fan of our brand.

For Mary’s week with MINI, which was spent visiting local businesses and enjoying downtime with her family, this dynamic vehicle was the perfect choice. Providing the famous MINI go-kart feel plus a seriously stylish design, it boasts a new 1500 cc engine and can reach 100 km/h in just nine seconds – making it flexible enough for city, motorway and countryside driving.

Mary travelled all over Hertfordshire during her MINI experience, and was struck by how much interest she received from non-MINI drivers – a testament to this striking vehicle’s street presence. To navigate between meetings, Mary made full use of its built-in Sat Nav, and really enjoyed the luxurious, high-quality interior that puts the ‘club’ into Clubman. She was especially delighted by the MINI Wings door light, which projects the logo onto the ground when the front doors are open.

To make the most of her experience, Mary planned a weekend trip to the Peak District with her family (those who have driven around the area will know that is poses a true test of handling). The model’s spacious, comfortable interior blew Mary’s perceptions out of the water. She said: ‘It was bigger than I expected, and offered an amazing boot space’ - ideal for taking everything you need with you on weekends away. So, would Mary think about getting into this car on a permanent basis? In her own words, ‘absolutely yes!’

Of course, the MINI Cooper Clubman is just one of the models available in our latest range. From the compact MINI 3-Door Hatch to the sleek MINI Convertible to the versatile MINI Countryman, there’s a model to suit everyone, whatever your needs. Get in touch with Specialist Cars for a one-to-one discussion about your requirements and to discover which MINI would suit you.

With showroomslocated in Stevenage, Luton and Tring, plus an Approved BMW and MINI Bodyshop in Hitchin, we’re your local experts for everything BMW and MINI. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new or Approved Used car, service your current vehicle or browse the latest accessories, our workforce of over 300 employees are here to help.

What’s more, if you’re a business user, we’ll also provide you with a dedicated Business Manager who can advise you on the most cost-effective and tax-efficient ways to run your fleet.