The new 3-door hatch strips down its exterior to a reduced, modern design whilst highlighting the hallmark MINI features. A large grille with a black hexagonal surround dominates the front-end, next to the classic round MINI headlights. The position lights have been replaced with air intakes and the central bumper strip is now in body colour. A Multitone Roof is among the striking features of the new models, featuring a unique colour gradient on each MINI. New exterior paint colours in the range are Rooftop Grey and Island Blue, and you can choose from five new wheels with a range of spoke designs in 17” and 18” options.


Standard equipment in the MINI 3-door includes a leather multi-function steering wheel and 8.8” colour touchscreen display. There’s also a 5” digital dash that shows key driving information, check-control messages and status displays of the driver assistance systems. Display colours and mood lighting can be changed to a number of options in Lounge and Sport modes, too. Apple CarPlay, Wireless Charging and a Head-up Display are available in optional packs whilst the MINI app allows you to check fuel levels, send navigation destinations directly to your car and other handy features.


MINI’s safety features include Dynamic Stability and Traction Control to provide the optimum grip on all driving surfaces, with Dynamic Stability Control intervening to keep the vehicle in line by applying braking force to individual wheels. Other safety technology includes Pedestrian Warning and Collision Mitigation, which scan the streets and apply the brakes if they detect trouble ahead. The Driver Assistance pack includes Active Cruise Control (with Stop & Go function), which automatically maintains desired speed and distance to vehicles ahead, with lane departure warnings helping you to stay safely within the lane.


The MINI One powertrain has been replaced by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre Twin-Power turbo petrol engine. This gives a respectable 10.1 sec 0-62mph time and is the most efficient petrol engine with 57.6mpg in the combined cycle and 111g/km CO2. Cooper and Cooper S engines are 1.5 and 2.0 litres respectively, and the performance flagship John Cooper Works can cover 0-62mph in 6.3 sec. There’s also a 134bhp diesel engine for the Cooper One D delivering 99g/km CO2 and a combined mpg of 76.3. New Adaptive Suspension enhances MINI’s renowned go-kart feeling, balancing sportiness and ride comfort via continuous frequency-selective damping.