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Facelifted model will go on sale this summer
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3 June 2010

These are the best pictures yet of the facelifted Mini hatchback, which will go on sale this summer.

Unsurprisingly, the exterior modifications are restricted to styling tweaks, as shown by the disguised parts on the spied car. These include the front air intakes, bumpers and lights.

See the facelifted Mini spy pictures

Inside, expect to see similar materials to those shown in the Mini Countryman. The interior will feature new, classier surfaces, replacing some of the metal-effect finishes of the current model.

Mechanical changes are not expected, although a range of cleaner, more effecient engines is said to be under development.

The refreshed Mini hatch will go on sale around August.

Photos: Carparazzi

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Straight Six Man 4 June 2010

Re: Revised Mini spied undisguised

Los Angeles wrote:

superstevie wrote:
As for facelift, its hardly the biggest change in design from the current car.

But do fashion alterations improve a car? Do they make the car more frugal, spaceous, or safer to drive? One particular change on the Mini a few revisions ago junked the excellent curved rear side window seen on the original BMW Mini and replaced it with a srtip of black plastic. Cheaper, yes, better, no.

I think there was a problem with the old design in that it made the back of the car prone to getting dirty or something? I'm sure I read that somewhere.

Straight Six Man 4 June 2010

Re: Revised Mini spied undisguised

CambsBill wrote:

Straight Six Man wrote:
Still far too big, fat, heavy, bloated and ugly.

So how come it's still one of the most fun to drive in its class, as well as economical?

Because the ENGINEERING side of it is brilliant. By 'heavy', I mean in appearance, not kerb weight.

hamishl 4 June 2010

Re: Revised Mini spied undisguised

Straight Six Man wrote:
The MINI should be soft, slim and feminine, like its predecessors

I don't think the MINI should have ANY defined gender in it's styling; that was the thing about the original, everybody was equal behind the wheel, the driver made the car what it was, not the other way round.

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