Mini Cooper is preparing for the next restylingJune 30, 2020
This may seem quite unexpected for someone, but the Mini Cooper will soon expect a second restyling.
The entire Mini lineup received some changes for the 2021 model year, including the return of a six-speed manual gearbox and some price cuts. But the manufacturer has not yet completed the update of its current model line. Spy photos of the new Mini John Cooper Works prototype in camouflage, which suggests that the Mini Cooper is awaiting restyling. In addition, photo spies also found identically masked prototypes of the regular Mini Cooper S and five-door Cooper, which means changes await the entire lineup.
Against the backdrop of the fact that the next generation of Mini Cooper was delayed due to uncertainty with Brexit and the impact of the global pandemic, for Mini it makes sense to launch another reconstruction of Cooper so that it looks fresh enough until a new model appears.
The updated Mini Cooper JCW has a more aggressive front bumper, large air vents and a slightly larger grille. A close-up shot also shows that the side holes are redesigned. At the rear, the updated Mini Cooper JCW received a new rear bumper with a more sporty design, while the taillights are not modernized, although this may change as the prototype develops. All these sports-style enhancements may well be inspired by the hardcore Mini John Cooper Works GP.
A digital dashboard from the Mini Cooper SE should appear inside. What changes are planned for the engine line is still unclear. The current Mini Cooper JCW is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 228 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, while the same unit produces 189 hp. and 280 Nm in the Cooper S. Both options are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
It is still unknown when exactly Mini plans to release a restyled version of Cooper, but most likely it will appear at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year and will go on sale as a 2021 model.
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