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Our First Look At The Next-Generation MINI Cooper

  • Next-generation MINI Cooper expected next year

  • The first leaked photos of the MINI Cooper show a radical new design

  • The new MINI Cooper will come in both EV and internal combustion engine forms

The MINI Cooper will be completely redesigned soon with the first official look at the model likely coming sometime next year. Camouflaged new-generation MINI Cooper models have been running around in Europe, but this week we got our first actual look at the new MINI in EV form.

Mini Cooper leak

 

The shots MINI didn’t want us to see come courtesy of Twitter where user @GregKable managed to get some shots of the upcoming Cooper. We see a completely new interior and a significantly redesigned rear while the front also shows some major changes.

The round headlights remain, but the design has been tweaked. We also notice flush handles for the doors and new, triangle-shaped taillights which are a major departure from the Union Jack rectangular theme of previous MINIs.

Mini Cooper leak

Inside, changes are even more significant. In the upper portion of the centre console where there used to be a rounded display housing the infotainment system (or the speedometer in past MINI Cooper models), we now find a round, flat screen.

Mini Cooper leak

The dashboard is clean with minimal buttons, save a row of switches below the screen. There’s no gauge cluster above the steering wheel, which could mean the information is now stored in the centre console or this pre-production model didn’t have them installed.

The model shown in the pictures here appears to be the EV version which will return in the new-generation MINI alongside a traditional internal combustion offering.

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