News about the rejuvenated 2022 MINI Cooper 4-door hatch is filtering in and for the most part, there are no significant new changes compared to the previous models.
The iconic car still retains its same style and design with no major changes in the mechanics of the MINI. The 2022 MINI Cooper will be available in manual as well as an eight-speed automatic.
2022 MINI Cooper Types
The MINI will be available in hardtop as well as a ragtop convertible. The hardtop will also be available in 3 and 5 doors. The 2022 MINI will be available as a three-cylinder with 134 hp or a four-cylinder engine with 189 hp.
2022 MINI Cooper Exterior
It appears that the exterior is similar to older models but there is a new body-color insert on the front grille. The older fog lights have been removed and replaced by standard LED headlights.
However, two features that are distinct for the 2022 MINI Cooper 4-door hatch are the multi-colored (toned) roof and the new wheels.
2022 MINI Cooper Interior
However, it is the interior that has the most changes. The hardtop and the convertible have both undergone a modified dashboard with distinct air vents.
The digital instrument setup is the same as is the touch screen infotainment system, which also includes Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, the MINI still does not offer an Android Auto feature.
The steering wheel is slightly smaller but comes with a heated option as well as a variety of choices in upholstery. Also new is a digital gauge display, lane-departure warning, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
2022 MINI Cooper cost?
The 2022 MINI Cooper in all three trims (classic, signature, and iconic) will cost at least $500 more than the 2021 models. The cheapest will be the 2-door hardtop Cooper Classic at a base price of $23,400.
The Signature in hardtop form will be an additional $1,000 and the convertible will cost an extra $750. However, the Electric Cooper’s price will remain the same with a base price of $30,400.
For consumers who want a reliable vehicle with style and comfort, the base model is very affordable but if you are looking for some luxury features and the “WOW” factor, go for the S models, which are just as fancy as other hatchbacks made by Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes.
The 2022 MINI Cooper will enter mass production in March and be available at dealerships within a few months.
Because the upgrades are minor, the price increase is not expected to be significant. But if you are on a tight budget and still prefer the older MINI look, you will not go wrong with a 2021 model.