Updated 2018 Mini Cooper Revealed Overseas

A mini makeover facelifted Mini hatch and convertible here for 2018

A mini makeover: facelifted Mini hatch and convertible here for 2018

The new MINI Hardtop 2 Door, the new Cooper Hardtop 4 Door and the new Cooper Convertible get a modified design for the characteristic circular headlights along with the standard halogen headlights, LED headlights and the latest generation of LED modules for low and high beam.

Mini has further developed the engines used in the range for more efficiency and torque. Customers can also personalise the car's interior and exterior with new 3D printed parts, using the Mini Yours customisation scheme.

Starting from its exterior, there are new LED headlights to go with LED tail lights incorporating the Union Jack design, while a revised, flat MINI logo now graces the updated model.

The entry-level Ray's 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine has been replaced by a 1.5-litre unit that produces the same 75kW power output, while torque is up 10Nm to 190Nm.

The updated Minis also expand the list of custom features available in the company's Mini Yours Customized inventory, conceived to help owners lend individuality to their cars.

A mini makeover facelifted Mini hatch and convertible here for 2018
Updated 2018 Mini Cooper Revealed Overseas

Inside, there's a new leather seat upholstery and a piano black package for the doors, centre console and instrument panel. For the first time Mini is offering Find Mate for its 2018 range, which consists of wireless tracking tags that can be placed on items that you carry in the vehicle regularly, so you can find them if they are misplaced or lost.

The line-up of optionally available 17-inch alloy wheels has grown to include "Roulette Spoke", "Propeller Spoke" and "Rail Spoke" bi-colour designs.

The new three-spoke steering wheel now comes with multi-function buttons to control the standard audio system with a 6.5-inch color screen and features Bluetooth media streaming, navigation and Mini's Connected (similar to BMW Connected) range of digital services. Expect to see the updated Mini in Canadian showrooms some time in the spring.

Thanks to LED Matrix technology for the headlamps, an automatic selective dip function is also available.

Expanding its scope on the style front, the MINI Yours Customised range offers personalisation options via an online shop, for items such as side scuttles, decorative strips for the interior on the passenger side, LED door sill finishers and LED door projectors.

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