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New-gen Mini 3-door hatchback photos leaked on-line | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Printed On Dec 11, 2021 03:50:00 PM

The fourth-gen Mini hatchback is about to debut internationally by second half of 2022.

New photos leaked on-line give an excellent take a look at what seems to be the next-generation Mini 3-door Hatch. 

Whereas the combustion-engined model of the following Mini hatchback, due internationally by second half of 2022 as 2023 mannequin, shall be in-built Oxford, the electrical model is about to be made by BMW’s Chinese language three way partnership accomplice Nice Wall Motors.

  • The brand new-gen Mini will obtain a significant exterior design replace
  • Will get a brand new inside format
  • EV model is about to be constructed by BMW’s three way partnership accomplice GWM

New Mini 3-door hatchback: leaked photos and exterior design

The photographs, which have been clicked at a non-public Chinese language testing facility, first appeared within the Chinese language media, earlier than being broadly circulated on social media.

In line with the pictures, a variety of prototypes look like present process testing, most in camouflage. Nevertheless, one has been noticed with out its wrap, giving us our first uninhibited take a look at how Mini will reinvent its flagship mannequin for its fourth technology.

The leaked photos come shortly after Mini launched official footage of a prototype for the next-generation Mini, which hinted at a delicate styling evolution for the Fiat 500 rival.

But it surely’s clear that beneath the camouflage, extra radical design tweaks are on the playing cards, notably on the rear, the place placing angular gentle clusters substitute the spherical ones on as we speak’s automobile, and are linked by a brand new piece of black trim that spans the width of the bootlid.

The entrance, too, is clearly distinguished from the present Mini vary, however retains the large bar throughout its giant grille and attribute round headlights.

What is not instantly clear is whether or not Mini has taken steps to ‘shrink’ the fourth-generation hatch, which has been reported to be a precedence for a very long time.

These photographs solely present the outside from choose angles, however, as with the sooner official photos, the indication is that the following technology will function largely acquainted proportions.

New Mini 3-door hatchback: inside particulars

The leak additionally provides clues concerning the Mini’s new-era inside design ethos. True to type, the Mini hatchback options a big, spherical central show, though a head-up show appears to be like to have taken the place of the standard gauge cluster above the steering wheel, which adopts a brand new two-spoke design.

Mini India plans

Mini will introduce the Mini Cooper SE all-electric hatchback within the coming months. As per our supplier sources, the EV hatchback shall be introduced in a single fully-loaded trim and solely 30 models have been allotted for the primary batch. This new mannequin additionally falls underneath BMW’s (Mini’s dad or mum firm) plans to introduce three new EVs in India within the subsequent few months. The opposite fashions are the BMW iX SUV which can launch on December 13, and the i4 EV sedan.

Do tell us what you consider the next-gen Mini 3-door hatchback, within the feedback part beneath. 

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