Revealed: New Mini Cooper S spotted in public
With the fully electric Mini Cooper SE having just landed in New Zealand, it’s no surprise to see more imagery of the rest of the line-up’s imminent refresh starting to surface.
The latest of these is a new image of the Cooper S’ restyled front end, spotted while on an apparent photoshoot in the Netherlands.
The Mini’s new snout features a more simplified fascia, underlined by a thick outline of gloss black that gives the hatch a near mustachioed look.
While fog-lights are no longer integrated into the front bumper (instead there are a pair of vents), the headlights appear to have been lightly tinted, too. All round, the styling tweaks appear to give the Mini a slightly more sinister appearance.
For all the changes, the update still retains a lot of what’s familiar about the S. Namely the optional stripes and the aperture in the centre of the bonnet.
It’s the second time Mini will have given the platform some kind of update, since it debuted in 2014. It was last tweaked in 2018, with Union Jack tail lights among the additions.
The model’s formal debut is set to take place before the end of the year.