MINI took the wraps off the new Cooper 3-Door hatchback with gasoline engines (“F66”) earlier this week. An impartial artist is now kindly sharing his imaginative and prescient with us about how the convertible may look. Though an unofficial design train, we reckon it’s seemingly near the actual factor attributable to hit the market as early as subsequent yr.
Rumor has it sequence manufacturing of the gasoline mannequin (codenamed “F67”) is scheduled to begin in some unspecified time in the future in 2025. A few years later, a “J03” electrical MINI convertible will reportedly come to life from the Oxford plant within the UK. With MINI asserting plans to go fully electrical by the tip of the last decade, it means the fuel hatchback and cabrio would be the final of the ICE breed.
We expect MINI to promote the ICE Convertible in the identical variations it plans to supply the three-door hatchback. Which means an entry-level Cooper C with a three-cylinder engine, alongside a stronger Cooper S and a range-topping Cooper JCW. Those that favor the additional practicality of getting rear doorways will need the “F65” Cooper, however that one won’t get the John Cooper Works remedy.
Not solely will MINI proceed to promote the 3-Door, 5-Door, and Convertible fashions with combustion engines, however it additionally has a brand new electrical model of the 3-Door that might be joined by a zero-emission cabrio. As well as, the Aceman small crossover popping out this yr would be the model’s first electric-only mannequin.
All these automobiles are going to be provided alongside a revamped Countryman (“U25”) that may now be labeled as a compact automotive after its progress spurt. The larger crossover has misplaced the plug-in hybrid powertrain in favor of a completely electrical setup.
Earlier this week, MINI waved goodbye to the six-door Clubman after making about 550,000 models within the BMW period.
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