2019 MINI Hardtop
Back in 2014, the Mini Cooper went through a complete redesign, but you might not have actually observed it without a measuring tape. Then, in 2017, it received a mild name change to the Mini Hardtop. Now, with the 2019 model year approaching, it’s time to find out what’s new.
2019 MINI Hardtop Exterior
The 2019 Mini Hardtop’s exterior stays the same basic shape, however it’s the small tweaks to the headlights and taillights that set it apart. The Hardtop’s basic halogen headlights will now feature a black accent panel to set the off a bit, while the optional LED lights will boast modified signature lighting– A.K.A driving lights.
Around back, the LED taillights are styled to imitate the Union Jack. Purchasers can likewise choose from three new paint colors: Emerald Grey metallic, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metal. Lastly, there are new piano black accents available on the headlight surrounds, taillights, and grille.
2019 MINI Hardtop Interior and Features
The features list also undergoes a moderate shuffle, including freshly basic Bluetooth connectivity, and readily available multifunction steering wheel and radio with 6.5-inch screen and USB input. Optionally, buyers can choose the bigger 8.8-inch screen with navigation and a new interface. Inside, buyers will be treated to a larger selection of seating surface areas, like Malt Brown Chesterfield Leather upholstery. Buyers can likewise choose piano black interior trim.
2019 MINI Hardtop Engine
In the powertrain department, we anticipate no changes. Look for the base Hardtop to arrive with a basic 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, purchasers can choose the Cooper S and get a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Hardtop John Cooper Works rolls in with a 2.0-liter engine with 228 ho and 236 lb-ft of torque.
While the Mini Hardtop aced all the IIHS’ crash tests, it completely flubbed the headlight test, earning a “Poor” ranking. This dropped it out ot being a Top Safety Pick. Without any huge changes to the function of the headlights, we don’t anticipate any changes here.
2019 MINI Hardtop Pricing & Release Date
There is no main announcement as to when we should anticipate to see the 2019 Mini Hardtop. As for rates, we anticipate it to remain just like the 2018 model, which ranges from $23,700 to $34,150 (location costs included). The key rivals for the 2019 Mini Hardtop consist of the Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen GTI.