Mini trots out new 3-door, 5-door, and convertible

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Upfront the round headlights get a modified design, while the optional LED units get an entirely new look and the adaptive LED headlights now sport Matrix technology for the high beam. All new Mini models still come standard with a precise six-speed manual gearbox, but now the 3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch and Convertible models will all be available with the new transmission. There are also new exterior colors, like Emerald Grey metallic, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metallic.

Mini is flaunting its Britishness with a midlife facelift for its Mini hatchback and Convertible models, which now receive a Union Jack motif in the taillights, along with other minor design tweaks inside and out, additional features and a new dual-clutch gearbox option.

An all-new, two-dimensional "Mini" logo has been rolled out for the first time, appearing on the bonnet, tailgate, steering wheel, multimedia system and remote control in all models.

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More personalization is headed to the lineup via the Mini Yours Customised program, though, which lets customers design their own 3D-printed exterior side vents and dashboard trim pieces so they can give their Cooper their own signature touch (literally).

The entry-level Ray's 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine has been replaced by a 1.5-litre unit that produces the same 75kW power output, while torque is up 10Nm to 190Nm.

On the diesel front, the MINI range comprises three variants with outputs ranging from 95 hp to 170 hp, and each is mated to an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

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An updated infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display makes its way to the interior, with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display as optional.

The models will also be the first to wear a new, simpler Mini logo, which is set to be rolled out across the company's full line-up through the year. Wireless charging is making its way into many new cars nowadays, and the Mini adds it as an option for 2019 as well.

Connectivity continues as a theme for the 2019 upgrades, with available real-time traffic information via 4G LTE, Apple CarPlay, and the Mini Connected app now integrating navigation and calendaring.

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