Mini has unveiled refreshed versions of its three- and five-door Hatch, while also rolling out the updates to the Mini Convertible.

Set to arrive in South Africa in the second quarter of 2021, the updated Mini gains a fresh front design, with revised LED headlamps now shipping standard (along with "Union Jack" taillamps). The grille’s surround now takes up “significantly more” space up front, while the position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets. Finally, the central bumper strip is now in body colour rather than black.

The side scuttles, meanwhile, have also been revised (with the side indicators now integrated), as has the rear apron, now with the foglamp integrated as a narrow LED unit. The wheel arch surrounds adopt new contours, too.

Mini has furthermore introduced a “globally unique” roof colour option. This new “Multitone Roof” features a colour gradient running from San Marino Blue through Pearly Aqua to Jet Black, created with a “new painting technique” and extending from the windscreen frame to the rear. The three colour shades are applied one after the other in a wet-on-wet painting process.

Various new body colours as well as fresh alloy wheel designs have been added to the mix, while the cabin gains design tweaks including a redesigned steering wheel and a new five-inch multifunctional instrument display.

The 8,8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, meanwhile, gains a gloss-black surround and updated graphics. The Mini’s sports seats feature a fresh “Light Chequered” hue, while a new ambient lighting option (with “extended features”) has been rolled out.

The adaptive chassis now features “frequency-selective” damping and an electric parking brake is available for the first time. The active cruise control system gains a “stop and go” function, while Mini has introduced a new lane-departure warning system.

From what we can tell, engine options remain unchanged...