Mini is advancing a attenuate facelift for its Hardtop and Convertible, with a ancestor for the closing spotted testing in Germany this week.
We’ve ahead spotted prototypes for the adapted Hardtop, in Cooper SE and John Cooper Works guises, as able-bodied as for a new constituent amalgam model.
The latest ancestor shows a Mini Convertible in Cooper S guise.
The bound appearance accessory suggests changes to the administration will be mild. It looks like there are new fascias advanced and rear, as able-bodied as a new grille. The autogenous is additionally accepted to accept a few tweaks.
2022 Mini Convertible facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It isn’t bright what powertrain mods are planned. The accepted Cooper Convertible comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 rated at 134 horsepower. The Cooper S comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 189 hp, and the John Cooper Works additionally comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 but with its appraisement dialed to 228 hp.
The adapted Hardtop and Convertible are accepted on auction abutting year. This agency we should them access as 2022 models.
This will absolutely be the additional facelift for the third bearing of the avant-garde Mini, as the ambit was ahead adapted for the 2019 archetypal year. It’s to accumulate the ambit beginning until a redesigned bearing is launched in 2022 or 2023.
Mini’s approaching may additionally accommodate two new SUVs, both of them sized aloft the Countryman. According to contempo reports, one will be a battery-electric SUV hardly beyond than the Countryman and the added will be a accepted SUV afterpiece in admeasurement to the BMW X3.