Back in 2014, the Mini Cooper went through a complete redesign, however you may not have noticed it without a measuring tape. Then, in 2017, it received a mild name change to the Mini Hardtop. Now, with the 2019 model year approaching, it’s time to learn exactly what’s brand-new.
2019 MINI Hardtop Exterior
The 2019 Mini Hardtop’s exterior stays the exact 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. Buyers can likewise select from three new paint colors: Emerald Grey metal, Starlight Blue metal, and Solaris Orange metal. Lastly, there are new piano black accents readily available on the headlight surrounds, taillights, and grille.
2019 MINI Hardtop Interior and Features
The features list likewise undergoes a mild shuffle, consisting of newly basic Bluetooth connectivity, and offered multifunction 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 user interface. Inside, purchasers will be dealt with to a wider choice of seating surface areas, like Malt Brown Chesterfield Leather upholstery. Buyers can also opt for piano black interior trim.
2019 MINI Hardtop Engine
In the powertrain department, we expect no changes. Try to find the base Hardtop to show up with a standard 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 134 horse power and 162 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can go for the Cooper S and get a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Finally, 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” score. This dropped it out ot being a Top Safety Pick. With no huge changes to the function of the headlights, we do not anticipate any changes here.
2019 MINI Hardtop Pricing & Release Date
There is no official statement regarding when we need to anticipate to see the 2019 Mini Hardtop. When it comes to rates, we anticipate it to stay similar to the 2018 model, which ranges from $23,700 to $34,150 (destination charges included). The essential rivals for the 2019 Mini Hardtop consist of the Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen GTI.