2019 Mini Convertible
Back in 2016, Mini debuted the third-generation Cooper Convertible, but its changes were more evolutionary than revolutionary. For 2018, this new-look Cooper Convertible took on a slightly different name: Mini Convertible. Now, as we near the 2019 model year, Mini has revealed a series of upgrades that’ll make the Convertible look simply a bit various.
2019 Mini Convertible Design
Aesthetically, the 2019 Mini Convertible will maintain all the general style cues of the present model, however there will be little differences. First, the headlights will be slightly modified, as the halogen units will boast a brand-new black accent and new optional LED signature design. Around back, the LED taillights handle a Union Jack appearance. Also new are the appearances of the light alloy wheels and the logo, plus it’ll boast brand-new piano-black accents and three brand-new colors– Emerald Grey metal, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metal– and offered logo design projectors on the side mirrors.
2019 Mini Convertible Interior
Inside, the Mini Convertible will also maintain its standard styling. However it will get a couple of brand-new touches, including new optional leather surfaces, piano black accents, a new basic 6.5-inch screen with an enhanced interface, standard Bluetooth connectivity, a brand-new optional 8.8-inch display with navigation and a brand-new interface, and optional wireless charging.
2019 Mini Convertible Engine
The under-hood bits will remain 100% the same in 2019, as the base engine will stay a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 134 horse power and 162 pound-feet of torque. Move up to the Cooper S trim, and the engine grows to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the John Cooper Works model presses the 2.0-liter engine to 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
The Mini Convertible didn’t undergo its own IIHS testing, but its Hardtop brother or sister did. As a subcompact, the Mini Hardtop actually does well in IIHS crash tests, as it got “Good” marks in all bang-up screening. Where it slipped was the headlight test, in which it earned a “Poor” ranking, dropping it from contention for a Top Safety Pick rating. Without any changes to the headlight function in the new year, don’t look for these scores to change.
2019 Mini Convertible Pricing & Release Date
There is no anticipated release date for the 2019 Mini Convertible yet, but remain tuned for updates. With changes being very little, we don’t anticipate pricing to go much greater than the 2018 Convertible’s MSRP range, which is $28,800 to $38,950 (destination fees included). The Mini Convertible’s competition will consist of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Fiat 124 Spider.