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.
The most noticeable change takes place at the rear, where the new Mini will sport a set of Union Jack motif LED tail lights as seen on the British brand’s recent concept cars.
Other exterior updates for the 2018 model year include new adaptive LED headlights and, updated 17-inch light alloy wheels, and three fresh exterior colours: Emerald Grey, Starlight Blue and Solaris Orange with the option for black front and rear light and grille surrounds instead of chrome.
Inside the Minis will now feature new leather in brown along with increased Mini customisation options. Three- and five-door Mini hatches also get a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel plus a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen.
Mini’s recently-revealed new ‘stripped down’ logo also makes its production-debut, used extensively across both the interior and exterior.
Mini's new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available on all models.
The British brand has also managed to reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions to keep it ahead of stricter emissions targets in Europe by tweaking engines and reducing weight via carbon fibre engine covers.
A wireless charging pad in the centre console which also includes a second usb port in the front has been added to the list of optional extras.
Another optional extra is the connected functions feature which incorporates real time traffic information, auto map updates via a phone connection, personal concierge service, and an internet online portal with news, weather and fuel price overview. Apple CarPlay is also available as an option.
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