MINI Hardtop 2 Door News

  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mini has confirmed plans to launch a new John Cooper Works GP in 2020 and now we have the first spy shots of prototypes. The JCW GP is a track-focused version of the Mini Hardtop, and the brand confirmed in January that the car will pack over 300 horsepower. A concept was rolled out at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show to preview the car, and judging by the prototypes in our spy shots, the production version will be virtually identical to the concept—right down to the oversized roof spoiler. The concept also wore an aggressive body kit, angrier front and rear fascia, and...

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots

    Mini is set to launch an electric car in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. As expected, Mini is using its signature Hardtop model for its first volume EV. But there isn't much to distinguish the electric version from its gasoline-powered siblings, at least visually. The car was...

  • 2020 Mini Cooper S E Hardtop spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Electric Mini Hardtop will be badged a Cooper S E

    Mini will mimic Tesla's strategy of playing up the performance aspect of electric powertrains when it launches its first volume EV this year in the form of an electric Hardtop. As a result, the car will arrive as a Cooper S E Hardtop, Mini confirmed on Monday. The same designation is used for the...

  • 2019 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop
    2019 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop and Convertible make debut

    Mini launched an updated version of its Hardtop earlier in the year and on Wednesday the covers came off the car's John Cooper Works performance variant. Both the updated JCW Hardtop and Convertible have been revealed. The updates represent a mid-cycle update for the current third generation of the...

  • Teaser for Mini Electric arriving in 2019
    Mini teases design of electric Hardtop due in 2019

    Mini on Thursday gave us our first look at some of the design of its electric Hardtop due in 2019. The vehicle was previewed as a concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and judging by the latest teasers design elements from the show car will make it onto the upcoming production model...

  • 2019 Mini Hardtop
    Meet the new 2019 Mini Hardtop, same as the old Mini

    The new 2019 Mini Cooper hatchback and convertible broke cover Tuesday, lifted straight from the pages of "If It Ain't Broke." Not much on the new model has changed, aside from small touches on the front bumper, Union Jack on the taillights outside, new logos, and bigger touchscreen infotainment on...

  • 2019 Mini Hardtop facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mini’s third-generation Hardtop is encroaching on the midway point in its life cycle and will soon be updated to keep it looking and feeling fresh. A prototype for the updated model has just been spotted ahead of a likely debut early next year. We should see it arrive in showrooms as a 2019 model, with pricing starting close to the current model's $22,450 base sticker. Judging by the photos, the internals of the headlights are new and it appears some tweaks are being made to the taillights, too. The bumpers are the same units found on the current model though these will likely switch to...

  • Mini John Cooper Works GP concept
    Concept hints at new Mini John Cooper Works GP

    Mini is hinting at a new generation of its John Cooper Works GP with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. For those unfamiliar with the GP badge, it denotes a vehicle one step above the John Cooper Works grade. Mini tends to use it towards the end of the...

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    Electric Mini Hardtop confirmed for 2019

    Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop in 2019, the brand confirmed on Tuesday. It’s been known since October that Mini was working on an electric car, but this is the first time the brand has revealed what body style the vehicle will have. Mini will build the electric Hardtop at...

  • 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop
    2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop priced from $31,450

    MINI’s third-generation Hardtop has finally received its John Cooper Works variant, with the sporty hatch making its official debut this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It was at the show where MINI announced that the new JCW Hardtop will go on sale in the spring, priced from $31,450...

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