2022 Mini Cooper facelift makes global debut

Updated Jan 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It gets a fresh new look.

Known for its iconic design and versatile size, the Mini Cooper has stood the test of time. From its launch in the 1960s up to now, it remains one of the leading models in the luxury small car segment.  

For its latest global release scheduled for March 2021, Head of Mini Design Oliver Heilmer stated that the “new Mini design is more modern, fresher, and clearer.” Heilmer added that Mini’s new design approach aims to deliver “less complexity, more individuality.” 

2022 Mini Cooper front profile shot

2022 Mini Cooper

To start, the 2022 Mini 3-door, the 2022 Mini 5-door, and the 2022 Mini Convertible were revamped with clear exterior accents that highlighted their features. All models are fitted with LED headlights while the cars’ side profile features new character lines. 

2022 Mini Cooper rear shot

It still has the same distinct Mini appeal

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The rear, on the other hand, comes with a redesigned apron as well as LED taillights. The 2022 Mini Cooper can be finished with a set of either 17- or 18-inch light-alloy wheels. For individualization, the British premium carmaker offers a Multitone Roof. It ranges from San Marino Blue through Pearly Aqua to Jet Black.

"The new Multitone Roof for the MINI is not only the most expressive form of contrast paint to date, but it also makes the brand's hallmark ex-works customization options to a new level. And because every roof looks a little bit different and is so unique, it pays to look closely more than ever." Heilmer explained.

2022 Mini Cooper side shot

The blue and white color scheme looks good

Aside from their existing colors, the 2022 Mini 3-door, the 2022 Mini 5-door, and the 2022 Mini Convertible can be availed in new body colors namely Rooftop Grey Metallic, Island Blue Metallic, and Zesty Yellow. 

Interior of the 2022 Mini Cooper

Interior of the 2022 Mini Cooper

Inside, the 2022 Mini Cooper is built with a redesigned steering wheel. The models are furnished with a multifunctional instrument display that comes with a 5-inch color display. Standard is an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster that comes with modern graphics. Other notable highlights include the light chequered-colored sports seats and the new ambient light option.

Also, buyers may opt for the 2022 Mini John Cooper Works trim, Mini Yours Trim, and the Mini Electric Trim equipment for the ultimate interior customization.

In terms of safety, the 2022 Mini 3-door, the 2022 Mini 5-door, and the 2022 Mini Convertible are equipped with an Adaptive Chassis with frequency selective-damping. They are also fitted with a new lane departure warning system and bad-weather light. For the first time, electric parking brakes are now available.

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2022 Mini Cooper facelift

Say hello to the 2022 Mini Cooper

The 2022 Mini 3-door, the 2022 Mini 5-door, and the 2022 Mini Convertible run using petrol engines matched with three or four cylinders. Also, Mini’s TwinPower Turbo Technology was built with a turbocharging unit fused into the exhaust manifold, variable timing in the valve, and direct petrol injection.   

The 1.5-liter variants with three-cylinder engines are fitted for the 2022 Mini 3-door, the 2022 Mini 5-door, and the 2022 Mini Convertible. It can produce outputs ranging from 75 horsepower, 102 horsepower, and 136 horsepower. 

On the other hand, the 2022 John Cooper Works models are fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and can generate 178 horsepower to 231 horsepower. In addition, the 2022 Mini Cooper SE runs using a 184 horsepower electric motor paired with a high voltage lithium-ion battery. 

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Mark Angelo Alano

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