Images of what could be the next-gen Mini Cooper leaks on Instagram
It looks an all-new Mini Cooper is coming and it will look very different. That's because images of what could be the next-gen hot hatch recently made their way onto the internet.
Posted by Instagram user wilcoblok, the supposed Mini Cooper gets a clean slate for the next-generation model. While it still gets the familiar round headlights at the front, it's the rear that received the most drastic change.
The tailgate has been completely redesigned and features a new rear window and unique-looking LED taillights. It also has new blacked-out trim that shows the 'Cooper S' name. Last but not least, the rear bumper is now smoother with new reflectors and parking sensors.
As for the front, both the bumper and grille have been heavily restyled. There are no foglights to be seen, which give the hatchback a smoother-looking face. Meanwhile, the hood appears to be new as it no longer fully encloses the headlights compared to the previous generations. Based on the closed-off front end, this could also be an electric version.
The images also give us a sneak peek inside the all-new Mini Cooper. Immediately grabbing our attention is the lack of a traditional gauge cluster. Instead, it appears Mini opted to use a new heads-up display. Also present is a round touchscreen infotainment system. All in all, the cabin of the next-generation Mini looks less cluttered thanks to the minimalist look.
The all-new Mini is scheduled to make its official debut sometime in 2023 and will be available with both a gasoline-turbo engine and an electric powertrain. But with the company looking to say goodbye to the combustion engine in 2025, the entire Mini lineup will soon run on pure electricity.
Following its 2023 debut, expect the all-new Mini to arrive in the Philippines sometime in 2024.