Mini’s Cooper is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year, a mild facelift that sees new taillights, headlights and options added to the two- and four-door hardtops and the convertible.
The only real change up front is to the headlights, which now see the LED ring around them illuminate in a full circle; and flash amber to work as a turn signal. Out back, the lighting elements get a more dramatic update: the taillights go fully LED and take on a Union Jack pattern to mimic the British flag.
If that’s not British enough for you, you can also get a light-up Union Jack motif on the dashboard, assuming you opt for the new Piano Black trim option, which turns all interior trim gloss black. A matching Piano Black package for the outside does the same for the chrome around the lights and grille.
That’s about all the updating the interior gets, though, besides Bluetooth and a 6.5-inch infotainment screen being made standard; wireless phone charging and an 8.8-inch screen being made options; and a new Malt Brown Chesterfield leather upholstery option being added.
More personalization could be 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 and give their Cooper their own signature touch (literally). Whether this program will make it to Canadian Minis has yet to be announced.
Otherwise, a trio of new paint options – Emerald Gray, Starlight Blue and Solaris Orange – and some updated alloy rims round out the changes to the 2019 Mini Cooper. Expect to see the updated Mini in Canadian showrooms some time in the spring.