Facelifted model will go on sale this summer
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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3 June 2010

Still far too big, fat, heavy, bloated and ugly.

3 June 2010

[quote Straight Six Man]

Still far too big, fat, heavy, bloated and ugly.

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enough about your spouse, what about the car?

3 June 2010

[quote nicksheele]

[quote Straight Six Man]

Still far too big, fat, heavy, bloated and ugly.

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enough about your spouse, what about the car?

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How witty, how clever, how mature, how original. What a total twerp you are. Won't be long until you get your first DAFTA, I'm sure. It's the car that is far too big. Now, if they can make it about half the size (and weight) it is, and make the engines real little screamers a la Honda VTEC or Coventry Climax, I'd like one. This, though - too ugly and overweight by far.

3 June 2010

So where's the new one? I just saw a picture of the old one with a few bits of plastic stuck on it!!

3 June 2010

[quote Straight Six Man] Still far too big, fat, heavy, bloated and ugly.[/quote] Its hardly a massive car, its not that heavy compared with rivals, and styling is subjective. Some people get the MINI thing, others don't. Each to their own eh?

As for facelift, its hardly the biggest change in design from the current car. Nothing new there as a lot of manufacturers do that these days.

3 June 2010

[quote superstevie]Its hardly a massive car, its not that heavy compared with rivals, and styling is subjective. Some people get the MINI thing, others don't. Each to their own eh?

As for facelift, its hardly the biggest change in design from the current car. Nothing new there as a lot of manufacturers do that these days.[/quote]

I agree, you either 'get' MINIs or you don't.

As for the facelift, its more or less what you'd expect, just a bit of mid-life fine tuning, similar to the way that they facelifted the first generation. BMW have done the same with the 3 series, Audi the TT, Nissan the Quashqai ...........

3 June 2010

Its new? jees... Looks like BMW have taken a page out of the Porchse design book..

3 June 2010

maybe its a chinese clone.

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3 June 2010

[quote Brannen]Its new? jees... Looks like BMW have taken a page out of the Porchse design book.. [/quote] No, its a facelift, or update of the current mini, not an all new car. And if it ain't broke, don't fix it :)

3 June 2010

[quote superstevie][quote Brannen]Its new? jees... Looks like BMW have taken a page out of the Porchse design book.. [/quote] No, its a facelift, or update of the current mini, not an all new car. And if it ain't broke, don't fix it :)[/quote]

Problem is that it is broke. It's too bloated, too fat - what they need to do is slim it right down and strip it of all the stupid retro fripperies. Did the original Mini try to ape the A30 or the Seven? No! This, then, shouldn't pretend it's in 1959, either.

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