Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

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A mini makeover: facelifted Mini hatch and convertible here for 2018

Hatch, five-door and Convertible - gets additional tech, more customisation, LED lights and a new optional seven-speed DCT gearbox.

All engines, from the 1.5- to the 2.0-liter, boast further developments in efficiency and refinement.

Mini's Cooper is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year, a mild facelift that sees new taillights, headlights and options added to the two- and four-door hardtops and the convertible. Although the 2018 models are instantly recognizable as Minis, they now boast new technology, new connectivity and other new features to keep things fresh.

All MINIs will now come as standard with LED headlights and taillights, and the tail lights come with a new "Union Jack" graphic (just in case we forget MINI's roots are British) and there's also optional Adaptive headlights with Matrix beam.

Mechanically, the MINI One power unit gains swept capacity, growing from 1.2 litres to 1.5 litres, with peak output starting from 75 hp in the MINI One First.

On the outside, there are three new metallic paint colours called Emerald Grey, Straight Blue and Solaris Orange.

Inside, there's a new leather seat upholstery and a piano black package for the doors, centre console and instrument panel.

To cement its position as a fashion icon as much as an automotive one Mini is treating its most popular three-door, five-door, and convertible models to a minor makeover.

Mini's recently-revealed new 'stripped down' logo also makes its production-debut, used extensively across both the interior and exterior.

The car's core buyers are tech savvy and the brand caters to that with a new 6.5-inch display standard, and features an updated and optimized user interface, Bluetooth mobile phone integration, and support for Bluetooth audio streaming, although a new 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system with new user interface and greatly expanded features is an option.

Expanding its scope on the style front, the MINI Yours Customised range offers personalisation options via an online shop, for items such as side scuttles, decorative strips for the interior on the passenger side, LED door sill finishers and LED door projectors.

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