Back in 2014, the Mini Cooper went through a complete redesign, but you might not have seen it without a measuring tape. Then, in 2017, it got a moderate name change to the Mini Hardtop. Now, with the 2019 model year approaching, it’s time to learn exactly what’s new.
2019 MINI Hardtop Exterior
The 2019 Mini Hardtop’s exterior remains the same general shape, but it’s the slight tweaks to the headlights and taillights that set it apart. The Hardtop’s basic halogen headlights will now feature a black accent panel to set the off a bit, while the optional LED lights will boast revised signature lighting– A.K.A driving lights.
Around back, the LED taillights are styled to imitate the Union Jack. Purchasers can likewise pick from three new paint colors: Emerald Grey metal, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metallic. Finally, there are brand-new piano black accents offered on the headlight surrounds, taillights, and grille.
2019 MINI Hardtop Interior and Features
The features list likewise goes through a moderate shuffle, consisting of freshly basic Bluetooth connectivity, and offered multifunction steering wheel and radio with 6.5-inch screen and USB input. Optionally, buyers can go for the bigger 8.8-inch screen with navigation and a new user interface. Inside, purchasers will be dealt with to a larger selection of seating surfaces, like Malt Brown Chesterfield Leather upholstery. Purchasers can likewise opt for piano black interior trim.
2019 MINI Hardtop Engine
In the powertrain department, we anticipate no changes. Search for the base Hardtop to show up with a basic 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, purchasers can go for the Cooper S and get a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the Hardtop John Cooper Works rolls in with a 2.0-liter engine with 228 ho and 236 lb-ft of torque.
While the Mini Hardtop aced all the IIHS’ crash tests, it absolutely flubbed the headlight test, making a “Poor” ranking. This dropped it out ot being a Top Safety Pick. Without any big changes to the function of the headlights, we do not expect any changes here.
2019 MINI Hardtop Pricing & Release Date
There is no main announcement regarding when we need to expect to see the 2019 Mini Hardtop. When it comes to pricing, we expect it to stay just like the 2018 model, which runs from $23,700 to $34,150 (location charges consisted of). The crucial competitors for the 2019 Mini Hardtop include the Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen GTI.