The 2014 Mini hatchback has been spied testing test in Europe by the team at Autocar. The 2014 Mini features mainly cosmetic changes both inside and outside but retains the familiar Mini looks that have defined the range since BMW took over 13 years ago.
External changes to the 2014 Mini gets a wider grille, bigger headlights with daytime LEDs and full LED tail lamps. The report also suggests that the 2014 Mini will be significantly better in terms of performance and handling. The major change to the interiors is that the centre mounted speedo has been replaced by an infotainment system.
The new car is based on parent company BMW’s UKL front-wheel drive platform and is expected to underpin around 12 cars from both the BMW and Mini range. This expected to include the next generation 1 Series hatchback.
BMW is expected to unveil the new Mini by the end of the year and this means that it will go on sale in European markets by early next year. This model is expected to replace the current Mini range. It is expected to arrive here in the middle of next year and will be assembled from the Chennai facility.
Source: Autocar UK