The 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door : First Look

July 19, 2021
2022 Silver and Black MINI Hardtop 2 Door

The 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door will be on the market soon! Unfortunately, not everyone’s hopes are fulfilled with this model.

The 2022 MINI hardtop appears eerily similar to the 2021 model except for some minor changes. There are no major mechanical rejuvenations and the chassis and powertrain remain the same. 

Under the Hood

Both the Cooper and Cooper S will come with manual transmission though the JCW models will have an 8 speed automatic.

This isn’t a huge change from before. The base model offers a 134 horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine with three cylinders. The JCW offers a bit more with a 2.0 liter engine offering 228 horsepower. 

The Same Iconic Look

Much of the exterior on this model hasn’t changed,  and the prime reason is that MINI wants the iconic look to remain.

The only difference with the 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is the front fascia which comes with a new body color-making the mini look like a big bumper.

Other cosmetic changes include removal of the fog lights which have been replaced by ‘bad weather light’ that has neatly been integrated with the LED headlights.

There is a new rear bumper in all the 2022 MINIs except the electric Cooper SE, which retains the same bumper from the 2021 model.

However, the one nice change is the multitone roof designed to separate the 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door from the rest of the pack. The tri-colored roof blends from dark blue to light blue to black.

But it is the inside that has seen the most changes. All The 2022 MINIs including the convertible, hardtop, and hardtop Cooper SE have a newly designed dash with modified air vents.

Besides the 8.8-inch touch screen infotainment system, the 2022 MINIs come with Apple Carplay as an extra.

The steering wheel has some refinements and there is an option of heating, plus a few choices in upholstery. As with all MINIs, the 2022 hardtops have very little space in the rear.

The Price Tag

The pricing of the 2022 MINIs is already available; all of them will be slightly more expensive than the 2021 models by about $500.

The least expensive is the 2-door hardtop Cooper Classic which has a base price of $23,400. The JCW signature will cost an extra $750 as a convertible and $1,000 more for the hardtop model. Only the price of the electric Cooper SE’s remains unchanged and will start at $30,400.

The production of the 2022 MINI Hardtop, Hardtop Cooper SE, and the convertible will start in March and most dealerships will have the cars for sale by April. The time to place your order is right now!

Category: MINI Hardtop