This is our first glimpse at the next-generation Mini Cooper Hardtop, which will debut for the 2025 model year in the United States.

The design retains the iconic Mini cues, but the LED taillights are now triangular instead of the traditional rectangular shape.

The 2025 Cooper hatchback will feature both petrol and electric powertrains, with the EV being developed in conjunction with Great Wall Motor of China.

Mini has released the first official images of the next-generation Cooper hatchback, which is scheduled to appear in the U.S. for the 2025 model year. The automaker previewed the new Cooper for the first time in 2021, unveiling a camouflaged prototype and verifying that the iconic city car would feature both internal combustion and electric powertrains.

Mini Cooper

Photos reveal a sleeker design, with the round headlights seamlessly integrated into the body and the broader outline of the octagonal grille visually lowering the car. The grille is largely obscured, with a small opening at the bottom for cooling and a thin black strip at the top that appears to conceal sensors, but the visage is still distinctly Mini.

Sharp creases on the hood give the Cooper a purposeful posture, and this “S” model is outfitted with stylish geometric wheels. The most noticeable change is at the rear, where the rectangular taillights have been replaced by triangular units with intricate LEDs that still allude at the Union Jack flag’s design.

We’re surprised that it’s taken this long for the Cooper to be unveiled, given that unmasked prototypes were observed in China in late 2021. The Cooper’s narrow grille opening, green “S” badges, and absence of a visible exhaust pipe indicate that it is an electric vehicle.

The electric Mini will be assembled in China on a platform developed with Great Wall Motor, while the gas-powered model, which is expected to share its appearance with the EV, will be assembled in Oxford, England on an updated version of the current platform. The internal combustion version should employ the same 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines as the outgoing model. More information about the next-generation Cooper should be made available shortly.

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