Kapolei’s First Car Dealership To Be A Mini of Hawaiʻi

Kapolei’s first car dealership will apparently be a Mini dealership.

We’ve known since last April that the owners of the parcel of land between the H1 and Wet n’ Wild were likely to put a car dealership there.

But we didn’t know which car dealership. A building permit filed with the city in January is for a “Mini of Hawaiʻi New Auto Dealership.”

Plans for the 13-acre parcel also include:

  • At least one other car dealership
  • A Flagship Fastlube Car Wash
  • Aloha Petroleum gas station
  • Pau Hana Express convenience store

When Will The Kapolei Mini Dealership Open?

No word yet on when the Mini dealership will open. The building permit has yet to be approved, so construction hasn’t started yet.

Construction on the Flagship Fastlube car wash began in October. It will have a 140-foot tunnel conveyor belt car wash that can wash 240 cars per hour — making it the largest automated car wash in the state.

Flagship Fastlube is scheduled to open this fall. The gas station and convenience store are scheduled to open in December.

More About Mini

BMW owns the Mini brand name, and has been making cars under the name since 2001.

mini car

Last year, 36,092 Minis were sold in the US, ranking 31st among car brands (selling fewer cars than Porsche but slightly more than Jaguar). Mini prices start at $23,400 for a MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, up to $41,400 for a MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

Mini fans will get to test drive the latest models without going to the only current Mini dealership on Oʻahu, which is in Kakaʻako. And I’ve already heard from some happy west side Mini owners, pleased that they’ll be able to get their cars serviced so closeby.