The MINI Cooper goes below the knife as soon as once more, as spy photographers have snapped a handful of facelifted prototypes.
Whereas the automotive was updated in 2018, MINI needs to maintain the Cooper recent because the next-generation mannequin has been delayed as a consequence of ongoing Brexit considerations. BMW admitted as a lot as in February, and the coronavirus might have difficult issues even additional.
Regardless, spy photographers bought a reasonably good take a look at the facelifted John Cooper Works variant. It contains a new entrance fascia with vertical air intakes and a outstanding splitter. We are able to additionally anticipate a revised grille, nevertheless it’s hidden beneath heavy camouflage.
The perimeters largely carryover, however there’s new entrance fender badges with built-in flip alerts. Whereas these lights are new, the head- and taillights will apparently carryover.
Out again, there’s a brand new rear bumper with an built-in diffuser. It appears a bit extra mature than the present bumper and it accommodates a center-mounted twin exhaust system.
Little else is understood in regards to the facelifted mannequin, however inside updates needs to be comparatively minor because the 2021 Cooper gained a digital instrument. Nonetheless, there may very well be an up to date infotainment system and another small adjustments.
Given that is an finish of lifecycle replace, we wouldn’t be stunned if engine choices largely carryover. If that’s the case, we are able to anticipate decisions to incorporate a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder with 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 189 hp (141 kW / 192 PS).