New Mini Electric: Next-gen infotainment system revealed
Mini has revealed some teaser shots of its upcoming electrified Mini Hatchback – including some graphics of its vivid new infotainment system.
It’ll be available in both three- and five-door form. Here’s what we know so far.
Mini Electric fast facts
- Interior details revealed
- Fresh styling, familiar silhouette
- New alloy wheel designs
- Two battery options
- Likely to be revealed later this year
Mini Electric styling
The snaps don’t give too much away, but the silhouette of both the three and five door models are unmistakably Mini – even with the camouflage. It’s likely both models will be larger than before and follow the same styling cues as the upcoming Countryman EV.
What has been revealed, is a range of new alloy wheel designs. Mini says that it has created them to provide a “two-dimensional wheel design that contributes to improved aerodynamic qualities and increased range”.
We should learn more about the new design as more photos are revealed over the coming months.
Mini Electric interior and tech
At the centre of the all-new interior will be Mini’s iconic round display. The system has been comprehensively updated, with Mini claiming it’ll be the first manufacturer to offer a touch display that’s integrated within a fully usable round surface.
Measuring 240mm, it will combine the functions of the driver display and on board monitor and will benefit from a frameless appearance. It will of course, integrate the infotainment system. The climate control will also be operated by the interface too.
Mini has also redesigned the steering wheel, which now features a two-spoke design. Along with many other interior elements, it features recycled materials in its construction and gets a distinctive fabric finish.
Mini Electric drivetrains
There’s no official confirmation on drivetrain options yet, but the Mini EV will be offered with both a 40kWh and 50kWh battery pack. These are likely to offer 180 miles and 250 miles of range respectively, putting the larger battery on par with other electric city cars.
A petrol variant will remain available too, although exact specs are to be confirmed.
Mini Electric release date
There’s no news on a release date yet, but we reckon the next generation Mini will be revealed in full by the end of the year. In the meantime, you can check out Minis that are available to lease right now by hitting the button below.