2019 MINI Hatch And Convertible Get A Facelift For Detroit

MINI has taken the wraps off the facelifted three- and five-door hatchbacks as well as the convertible.

On the styling front, the models gain restyled headlights, updated alloy wheels, and two-dimensional MINI logos. Buyers will also find Union Jack-inspired taillights and a revised color palette that now includes Emerald Grey metallic, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metallic. There’s also a new Piano Black Exterior package that replaces the car’s chrome trim with high-gloss black accents.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a new three-spoke steering wheel and an upgraded entry-level audio system with a 6.5-inch color display. The cars also gain several new options including Malt Brown Chesterfield leather upholstery, an 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system, and a wireless smartphone charger. The MINI Yours Interior Style Piano Black package has also been updated to include illuminated trim strips.

Speaking of updates, the MINI Connected system gains several new features including real time traffic information, a personal concierge service, and access to the MINI Online portal which provides drivers with news, weather information, and local fuel prices.

While the styling changes are relatively minor, MINI says engineers made changes to the “TwinPower Turbo Technology, engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling system, and the exhaust systems.” The company also decided to make the engine covers out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic to reduce weight.

In Europe, the hatchbacks will be offered with seven engines which have outputs ranging from 75 PS (55 kW) to 192 PS (141 kW) in the Cooper S. The MINI Convertible offers six engines and the base unit is rated at 102 PS (75 kW). Depending on which engine is selected, it can be paired to a six-speed manual transmission, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, or an eight-speed automatic.

The updated MINI lineup with debut at the North American International Auto Show and in the United States they will be sold as 2019 models.

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  • UNION JACK DELETE OPTION ON THE DASH?

  • Heidegger

    A few more pictures? And I was expecting a bump in horsepower from the previous one.

    • I don’t know if “few more pictures” is a sarcasm or not.

      • Heidegger

        Absolutely sarcastic. Should have been more clear. 340 pictures is a new record, I believe.

        • Lol you deserved more +1111

        • LWOAP

          Lol. That’s fucking insane. You don’t need that many pictures of two cars.

    • Knotmyrealname

      I think CS just received the whole SD card.

  • ediotsavant

    Looks good.

  • PK

    the rear light. trying act all british but the fact is it isn’t. there’s part german in the mini.

    • haudit

      It’s an iconic British brand, and both the hatchback and cabriolet are built in the UK. Can’t help but thinking playing on their nationality is a bad idea at the moment though, what with Brexit and the like.

      • PK

        what’s a brexit?

        • haudit

          Britain’s proud display of its xenophobic, racist tendencies as it exits from the European Union.

    • Well if you follow cars, Mini is always about Britishness. So it’s no surprise.

    • Victor Ferreira

      I appreciated the lights. But it’s so British! A German-designed British car with British plates, driving around a US city, while being left-hand drive and having the speedometer in km/h. It doesn’t get messier than that!

      • roy

        Globalization

  • dumblikeyou2

    It is possible to make those goofy brake lights look even more embarrassing. They’ve officially jumped the shark with this one. They’re a cliche of themselves.

  • Well my predictions about rearlights is right.

  • smartacus

    it’s like 10 inches longer than the 5-seater Mirage. Mini?

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      ‘no more’ Mini Cooper

    • Knotmyrealname

      Mini only in name. When you think the Countryman is the same size as the X1, it’s not really ‘mini’ anymore, is it.

  • LJ

    It took so long to scroll to the comment section, I forgot what I was going to say.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Interior looks cheap, but those taillights are creative.

  • Auto

    The mini isn’t mini anymore. MAKE THE MINI MINI AGAIN.

  • B.

    Big disappointment MINI! I hoping for new bumpers, new wheels, a few new styling tweek’s but this…This is a crap facelift 🙁

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