A fresh face, new colour options, a better interior layout and revamped cabin design are some of the key changes on the 2021 MINI 3-Door range.
MINI India has updated its 3-Door model portfolio by bringing in the 2021 hatchback, convertible and the John Cooper Works (JCW) hatch. While the MINI 3-Door Hatch is priced at ₹38 lakh, its convertible counterpart commands a considerably higher ₹44 lakh and the performance-oriented JCW hatch will set you back ₹45.50 lakh. All figures are ex-showroom. Like before, these models will be brought in via the CBU route – the MINI 3-Door hatch & convertible are on sale exclusively in the Cooper S variant.
In terms of what's new, all three models now get three fresh exterior colour options – Island Blue, Enigmatic Black & Rooftop Grey. In addition, the MINI Convertible gets an exclusive Zesty Yellow colour option as well and a bespoke Rebel Green for the MINI JCW hatch.
The iconic MINI front-end has been completely re-done, courtesy of a new hexagonal radiator grille, redesigned bumper, air intakes and updated hallmark round LED headlamps – the fog lamps are now integrated into the headlamps and the LED side indicators are integrated into the redesigned side scuttle. At the back, the tail lamps now feature the 'Union Jack' light signature as standard and the rear fog lamp is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit.
Likewise, the JCW hatch also receives a revised front-end highlighted by a new hexagonal radiator grille with a characteristic honeycomb pattern and a cross member at the bottom edge finished in red.
The exterior highlights on the 2021 facelift models continue further with a renewed range of 17-inch light-alloy wheels. The MINI 3-Door Hatch and MINI Convertible can be ordered with Roulette Spoke-Two-Tone, Tentacle Spoke-Black or Rail Spoke-Two-Tone wheel designs while the JCW hatch gets the bespoke John Cooper Works Track Spoke-Black design option alongside optional 18-inch John Cooper Works Course Spoke two-tone units.
Inside, two new interior surface options – Silver Chequered & Aluminium – have been introduced with multiple, standard and optional upholstery colourways. Plus, the new multifunction steering wheel design integrates more functions and still helps reduce the number of control surfaces. The signature centre console's design has also been optimised – an 8.8-inch colour touchscreen display, touch-sensitive favourite buttons and Piano Black high-gloss surfaces are now part of standard fitment.
Both the MINI 3-Door Hatch and Convertible continue to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol motor that develops 189bhp and 280Nm of torque. However, due to the extra weight, the MINI Convertible sprints from 0 – 100km/h in 7.1 seconds, compared to the 3-Door hatch's 6.7 seconds. Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed Steptronic DCT.
The JCW hatch also draws its power from the same heart but develops a significantly higher 228bhp and 320Nm of torque – the same as before. To harness the extra power, it gets an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.
Starting today, all three models are available for bookings and test drives.