We’ve got another MotoringFile scoop for you. In the next several months MINIUSA will be announcing a full certified pre-owned program called Next. According to a few reliable sources, the plan will be very similar to what BMW currently offers with its own Certified Pre-Owned program. While we don’t have a definite release date at this time, at least one source seems indicate that the program will launch this fall.
Reportedly Next will feature a comprehensive 2-year/50,000 mile protection plan (starting from the point that the original warranty expires) that will include a limited warranty and roadside assistance. Like the BMW program, Next will feature MINIs that have been thoroughly inspected by a factory-trained MINI technician before sold as certified vehicles. With Next, all scheduled maintenance is brought up to date and if something isn’t working properly or up to MINI standards, it’s repaired or replaced.
The limited warranty should cover most everything the normal factory warranty does. Notable exceptions will most likely include some suspension and electrical components as is the case with BMW Certified Pre-Owned.
We hope you bring you more information on MINI Next (and more on a potentially pretty cool and unique feature of the program) in the weeks and months ahead.