October 1965
Automatic gearbox and ridged roof appear.
In October 1965 an automatic gearbox was made available for the saloon and the Countryman/Traveller.  Known as the "his & hers" system the automatic cars could be driven as a manual or put into fully automatic, letting the car change gear itself.
Also at around this time the flat roof of the vans and estates was replaced with a ridged roof, which eliminated vibration and noise.
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