MINI’s 2015 Cooper Cabriolet has been spied testing again this week, ahead of an expected overseas debut in the coming months.
The new Cabriolet marks yet one more entry on MINI's calendar, which has seen the all-new Cooper hatch, Cooper One and updated Countryman and Paceman models all arriving in Australia in the past 18 months.
Under a thin layer of camouflage, it appears the next Cabrio will be ‘business as usual’ for MINI, bringing updated styling while staying true to the rest of the Cooper range.
The soft-top on the new model appears much the same as the model it will replace, but these spy photos reveal what could be new tail-lights for the Cabrio to match those of the hatch.
Much of the changes for the new model will come from under the skin, including the ‘new’ MINI interior that brings updated instrumentation and infotainment features.
Safety features are also expected to be bolstered, and may include a new head-up display, semi-autonomous collision avoidance systems and parking assistance.
The usual line-up of three- and four-cylinder engines is expected to continue under the Cabrio’s bonnet including 1.5 litre and 2.0 litre units, matched with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The next Cabrio will soon be the only open-top model in MINI’s future line-up, with MINI now having confirmed the Cooper Roadster's retirement.
Full specifications and Australian details for the 2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet are yet to be confirmed; stay tuned to TMR for more.
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