We already know about the current generation Mini Cooper hatchback since 2013. Now, Mini has planned to give various refreshed changes to its third generation Mini Hardtop and Mini Convertible, with some minor improvements for the remaining portfolio for the 2022 model. Hardtop and Convertible haven’t received any performance updates, both models are updated with styling features.
The major change is done with the front bumper that uses a body-colored panel similar to the parent company BMW. The company has removed the fog lights in favor of standard bad weather lights, it is combined with the LED headlights with functional, vertical, and thin air curtains.
Hardtop and Convertible also got a refreshed wheel arch designs on new wheels. There are a wider looking rear bumper and union jack taillights that become standard for both models. Speaking of all the models then they have their own unique hold on new design elements. The new paint colors like Rooftop gray, island blue, and Zesty yellow is added to the palette.
The models of Hardtop will be available with the choice of multitone roof, that fades from purple to blue to black. Inside, it receives an update with the new heated steering wheel, redesigned air vents, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, Standard Sirius XM Satelite Radio, and a digital instrumental cluster as standard with upholstery options including rad yellow-tinted cloth.
These updates are applied to the Mini Hardtop 2 Door, Hardtop 4 Door, and the S, these updates are also going to be done with Convertible variants, all-electric Cooper SE, and performance-minded John Cooper Works. The highlighted yellow accents of SE is also restrained.
Mini Cooper models are available with turbo inline-three engine with 162 hp, while the Cooper S is now available with turbo-four and 206hp. JCW Hardtop and Convertible variants advanced the performance with a higher output turbo-four generating 235 hp. Apart from that the safety tech also modified with various changes.
The company is charging an additional $2,000 for new standard equipment for the 2021 models. Most of the 2022 models are $500 more than the 2021 equivalents. The 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop, 2 Door Cooper, and the convertible base model will cost you around $23,750 including $850 as a destination. These models will start production on March 1 and will go on sale this spring in the U.S.