Hardtop: The classic Mini three-door hatchback and the larger five-door Hardtop are slated for a freshening going on sale early next year in the U.S. They get light styling changes and upgraded technology. Engine updates to add power while improving efficiency are likely. A dual-clutch transmission is possible.
The convertible body style could be freshened around the same time as the Hardtops, which would pull its lifecycle forward by about a year. Or it could wait until 2019 for its own update.
The Hardtops are likely to be redesigned in 2021 with a plug-in hybrid variant possible in 2022.
Clubman: The larger Clubman will be freshened in 2019 and redesigned in 2023. A plug-in hybrid is likely in 2022.
Countryman: The largest Mini is freshly redesigned with new models that have been on sale since March. It moved to the same architecture underpinning the BMW X1 and grew in length and width. There is more cabin and cargo space than in the predecessor model and more standard equipment. Its engines, transmissions and all-wheel-drive system are new. A plug-in hybrid variant is on sale this summer. The Countryman will be freshened in 2020.
Electric: A new fully electric Mini will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2019. Mini executives have announced the Mini EV but haven't said what it will look like. A new body style is not expected, however. Mini is looking for the new electric to be a core vehicle and to contribute meaningful volume.