by Jameson Dow
Images of the upcoming refreshed electric Mini Cooper have leaked, showing significant exterior and interior changes including redesigned taillights and a rimless center screen.
The images were taken at a facility in China and posted to Chinese social media. In the photos, the undisguised Mini is accompanied by several other camouflaged models parked nearby.
It has no visible tailpipe and a limited amount of air intake on the front end, which suggests that this is an electric model.
The pictured model is badged with Mini’s “S” badging, designating that this is a higher-performance model.
The other camouflaged Minis nearby all have the typical hood scoop of Mini’s S models, but the uncamouflaged version does not.
These scoops are used for air intake, but electric cars need less air intake than ICE cars do, so the scoop is somewhat superfluous for an EV.