Even the facelifted Mini looks shocked about its bigger grille

New tech and colors are available for the 2021 range
by Tom Harrison | Jan 27, 2021
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It’s facelift time for the good ol’ Mini. And as is the norm with BMW nowadays, the new car has quite the snout.

Mini says the new design, which features a bigger grille with a hexagonal surround, new air intakes, and more contoured wheel arches, makes the Hatch look “even more modern...by means of reduction.” Huh.

Mini Updates: Hatch, Electric, and Electric

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Either way, new colors and wheels are available, as is a black pack that de-chromes the entire car. Besides the nose, the biggest news on the looks front is the optional blue/black ‘Multitone Roof,’ for which Mini uses a special painting process. “Changing environmental conditions during [said] painting process” means each one is unique.

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Inside, there’s a new steering wheel. All cars get the digital dashboard from the Mini Electric and GP, plus an 8.8-inch touchscreen running new operating software. Elsewhere, the air vents have been more smoothly integrated into the dashboard, there’s less chrome, and you can have an electronic handbrake instead of a conventional ratchet.

Mini Cooper - Updated Interior

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As for dynamics, the engines are the same (1.5-liter gasoline units for the One and the Cooper, a 2.0-liter for the Cooper S and the JCW, a 181hp e-motor for the Electric), but there is a new adaptive suspension system that “achieves a noticeably optimized balance between sportiness and ride comfort.”

Prices for the three-door hatch start at a £16,045 (P1.06 million). The five-door costs £700 (P46,190) more. For a Convertible, you’ll pay at least £20,705 (P1.37 million), while the Mini Electric starts from £27,920 (P1.84 million).

More photos of the updated Mini line: 

Mini Cooper - Rear View Angle

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Mini Cooper - Interior Dashboard

Mini Cooper - Front Angled View

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Mini Cooper - Rear Angled View

Mini Cooper - Front Profile Close Up

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Mini Cooper - Front View, Head Lamps

Mini Convertible - Front Angled View

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Mini Convertible - Rear Angled View

Mini Convertible - Front View

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Mini Convertible - Closed Top View

Mini Hatch - Front Angled View

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Mini Hatch - Rear Angled View

Mini Hatch - Front Close Up

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Mini Hatch - Wheel Detail

Mini Hatch - Top Angled View

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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