Back in 2014, the Mini Cooper went through a full redesign, but you might not have observed it without a tape measure. Then, in 2017, it got a mild name change to the Mini Hardtop. Now, with the 2019 model year approaching, it’s time to discover exactly what’s brand-new.
2019 MINI Hardtop Exterior
The 2019 Mini Hardtop’s exterior remains the very same basic shape, however it’s the small 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 mimic the Union Jack. Buyers can likewise select from three new paint colors: Emerald Grey metal, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metal. Finally, there are new piano black accents available on the headlight surrounds, taillights, and grille.
2019 MINI Hardtop Interior and Features
The features list likewise undergoes a mild shuffle, consisting of recently basic Bluetooth connectivity, and available multifunction steering wheel and radio with 6.5-inch screen and USB input. Optionally, purchasers can opt for the larger 8.8-inch screen with navigation and a new interface. Inside, buyers will be dealt with to a broader choice of seating surface areas, like Malt Brown Chesterfield Leather upholstery. Buyers 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 arrive with a basic 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can opt 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 coming 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 completely flubbed the headlight test, making a “Poor” rating. This dropped it out ot being a Top Safety Pick. Without any big changes to the function of the headlights, we don’t anticipate any changes here.
2019 MINI Hardtop Pricing & Release Date
There is no official statement regarding when we must anticipate to see the 2019 Mini Hardtop. When it comes to prices, we expect it to stay similar to the 2018 model, which ranges from $23,700 to $34,150 (location fees consisted of). The essential rivals for the 2019 Mini Hardtop include the Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen GTI.