Mini Updates Its 2022 Model Lineup with Revised Looks and New Tech

Mini says its new model year 2022 Hardtop and Convertible lineup includes several significant updates to design, technology, options, and equipment. “These updates advance Mini’s pursuit to deliver a unique fun-to-drive experience with Mini’s hallmark iconic design and compact dimensions as the definitive British premium small-car brand,” the company said, adding that all 2022 Minis now come standard with a digital instrument cluster, lane-departure warning, and a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM regardless of trim level.

Mini says the exterior changes new air curtains up front and removal of the fog lights “to further enhance the clarity of the front end and provide improved aerodynamics.” The front end now also has a single, unbroken hexagon grille that extends down, with the safety bar now hidden under a body color panel. Cooper S and John Cooper Works get two air intakes with high-gloss black surrounds to either side of the central intake.

The rear apron picks up the hexagonal graphic from the front, and the John Cooper Works now has a rear diffuser.

The new Minis also have new side scuttle designs and wheel arch trims. LED headlamps are now standard.

Inside, the 8.8-inch center screen is now standard across the board and has a new user experience “with a completely modernized look and feel, configurable live widgets, and two available color schemes (Lounge & Sport),” the company says.

Mini has upped the standard safety equipment, making its driving assistant standard and having it include lane-departure warning and active cruise control.

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The electric Mini gets the same exterior updates as the gas versions and most of interior updates as well, including the new center instrument design with 8.8-inch screen. A new EV variant, the Mini Electric Collection, adds a unique limited-edition package to the Signature Plus trim and includes new colors, a multi-tone roof, unique wheels, and a piano black interior.

Countryman and Clubman models are mostly carryover but now include standard lane-departure warning a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM.

Hardtop and Convertible prices start at $19,750 for a base two door Hardtop, and run to $41,500 for a John Cooper Works Countryman All4, not including $850 for destination and handling.

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