2023 Mini 3-door hatch spotted out in the open

Updated Dec 14, 2021

The Union-Jack rear lights are gone. 

In the past few months, the rumor mill surrounding the upcoming next-generation 2023 Mini Cooper was in full force. This was understandable because according to Mini itself, the said model will be receiving a big change, if not, the most drastic redesign since the brand’s revival 21 years ago. 

A picture of the 2023 Mini Cooper hatch prototype

The camouflaged 2023 Mini Cooper 3-door hatchback prototype

To that end, many spot shots were spread around the internet, and many were speculating on what specs and powertrain this car is getting. 

But while an official spec sheet is still a ways off, undisguised photos of the 2023 Mini Cooper three-door hatch had surfaced just this month. According to reports, these can be traced back to Chinese social media then it quickly spread out on numerous publications and social media sites. 

A picture of the front of the upcoming 2023 Mini Cooper

Of course, the 2023 Mini Cooper still gets to keep the marque's signature round headlamps

As for the car itself, it still bears the familiar round-shaped pair of headlamps but the grille eschews the familiar black color and instead uses the same color as the car’s body. It then gets the same side profile complete with a floating roof design, but it looks like it's getting shorter overhangs than the current model. 

Another big change to the upcoming Mini Cooper’s design can also be found on the rear of the car. For starters, the taillights with the Union Jack design element are now gone. Instead, it gets a pair of triangle-shaped lamps which to us looks similar to the eyes on Spiderman’s mask. It also gets a black-colored trim piece spanning the car’s rear.  

A picture of the rear of the 2023 Mini Cooper

The uncamouflaged 2023 Mini Cooper from the rear 

Besides the exterior, photos of the interior have also surfaced. The most striking thing about its interior is the round-shaped infotainment system. It also gets a clean and minimalistic looking overall cabin and dashboard design, though physical buttons for what looks like the climate controls are still present. 

A picture of the interior of the 2023 Mini Cooper

The infotainment system looks like a bezel-less sheet of glass

As mentioned, not much is known about what will power the 2023 Mini Cooper. We do know though that an electric-powered variant is coming. As for combustion engines, we reckon that it's going to get the same four-cylinder and three-cylinder engines as the currently available third-gen Mini Cooper as well. 

Of note, a third-gen Mini Cooper EV called the Cooper SE or Mini Electric was launched just a year ago but it is not available locally. 

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Know more about Mini Cooper 3-Door 2022

Mini Cooper 3-Door
The all-new MINI Cooper 3-Door is a remastered masterpiece that effortlessly stays relevant with the changing looks of vehicles on the street. Its body is made a little bit bigger but still possesses its iconic presence with all the right details everyone fell in love with. Inside, it is fitted with contemporary convenience and safety features that will make your ride memorable. Locally, it is offered in three variants: the MINI Cooper 3-Door Hatch AT, the MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch AT, and the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works 3-Door AT. It is available in Solaris Orange Metallic, Blue Metallic, British Racing Green, Black Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic, Melting Silver, Moonwalk Grey, Pepper White, Midnight Black Metallic, Chili Red, and Emerald Grey Metallic.

₱ 2,550,000 - ₱ 3,850,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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