MINI is adding an exciting new car to its lineup sometime during 2019 – and it’s totally electric. The MINI Electric Concept offers a futuristic interpretation of the MINI Cooper hatchback with a slew of special details, including unique wheels, a new hexagonal grille and restyled lighting.
The MINI Electric Concept will have its official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next month, where the company will test the public’s reception to a new electrified MINI. It’s been nearly 10 years since MINI released the MINI E electric car in 2018, which was the first fully electric car from the BMW Group.
MINI’s next electric car will reach beyond the potential of the MINI E. For starters, its electric motor won’t have the same cooling needs as a traditional gas-powered car, so the grille and air intakes have been closed off to improve airflow. And the headlights have a new LED design.
As you move to the back, the MINI Electric Concept’s taillights each form one half of the Union Jack as an LED dot matrix.
“The MINI Electric Concept is a quintessential MINI – compact, agile, simply the ideal companion for everyday driving. At the same time, it conveys a whole new take on the concept of sportiness,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.