Leading the new range is Mini's head-up display for drivers. The small display shows relevant information like speed, local traffic signs, and navigation data, and aims to provide minimal distration during driving.
As well as the HUD, future Mini models will come with collision warning and pedestrian warning alerts, as well as emergency city braking. Park assist and a reversing camera will also aid motorists.
At night, a new headlight system automatically detects pedestrians and other vehicles, dimming the vehicle's headlights without input from the driver.
Other systems, including traffic sign memory, speed limit display and distance control, will also feature.
The 2014 Mini hatchback has been caught testing a number of times, and also seen completely undisguised.
The car will be sold with a range of turbocharged direct-injection three- and four-cylinder petrol engines, with outputs ranging from 134bhp to 189bhp. The only diesel engine confirmed so far is a 1.5-litre common-rail unit developing 114bhp and 199lb ft of torque.