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 probably near the true factor as a result of hit the market as early as subsequent 12 months.
Rumor has it collection manufacturing of the gasoline mannequin (codenamed “F67”) is scheduled to begin sooner or later 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 utterly electrical by the top of the last decade, it means the gasoline hatchback and cabrio would be the final of the ICE breed.
We predict MINI to promote the ICE Convertible in the identical variations it plans to supply the three-door hatchback. Meaning an entry-level Cooper C with a three-cylinder engine, alongside a stronger Cooper S and a range-topping Cooper JCW. Those that want the additional practicality of getting rear doorways will need the “F65” Cooper, however that one may not get the John Cooper Works therapy.
Not solely will MINI proceed to promote the 3-Door, 5-Door, and Convertible fashions with combustion engines, nevertheless it additionally has a brand new electrical model of the 3-Door that will probably be joined by a zero-emission cabrio. As well as, the Aceman small crossover popping out this 12 months would be the model’s first electric-only mannequin.
All these vehicles are going to be supplied alongside a revamped Countryman (“U25”) that may now be labeled as a compact automobile 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 items within the BMW period.
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