Refreshed 2021 Mini range launched in India

by Mayank Dhingra 22 Jun 2021

Part of the BMW Group, Mini has launched the facelifted versions of the three iterations of the iconic Mini hatchback – Mini three-door hatchback, Mini Convertible and the Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) – in India, at prices of Rs 38 lakh, Rs 44 lakh and Rs 45.50 lakh, ex-showroom. The refreshed Mini range of products come as completely built units (CBUs) and will be offered only in a petrol engine option.

The 2021 Mini range gets a host of exterior updates including new alloy wheel designs, new LED headlights with integrated LED foglamps, and LED side-turn indicators which have been positioned inside the redesigned side scuttles.

While the British flag-inspired rear LED lights continue to bear the Union Jack design, the rear fog lamp is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. The new air intakes are vertically integrated with the bodywork and increase aerodynamics. The JCW model, on the other hand, gets a more aggressive look with full-black grille and prominent air vents in the front bumper.

The three models get a revised set of 17-inch alloy wheels as well, while the JCW gets optional 18-inch wheels.

On the inside, the cabin gets new upholstery in cloth-leatherette combination in Black Pearl Light Chequered and Black Pearl Carbon Black options, a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as a five-inch digital instrument cluster. The Mini JCW, however, gets sportier seats and steering, a surround-sound audio system from Harman Kardon as well as cruise control.

The three updated Mini models come powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that develops 192bhp and 280Nm. While the Mini three-door hatch claims a 0-100kph time of 6.7 seconds, the same stands at 7.1 seconds for the Mini Convertible.

The Mini three-door hatch and convertible come with a 7-speed double clutch Steptronic transmission, while the JCW gets an 8-Speed Steptronicsport transmission. There are three driving modes on offer too – MID, Sport and Green.

The refreshed Mini range gets park assistance, cruise control and head-up display along with dynamic stability control, cornering braking control and dual airbags.