The heavily updated petrol-powered Mini Hatch has been tested in snowy Sweden.
The petrol variant will look different from the upcoming electric vehicle, with smaller headlights and a front grille allowing the ICE engine to breathe.
Under the skin, it is expected to ride on the same underpinnings as the current Mini 3- and 5-Door Hatch range, although the engine may be updated with 48V mild hybrid technology to reduce emissions.
The petrol hatch will continue to be manufactured in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mini has confirmed its all-new electric range will be built in China as part of its partnership with GWM, however.
The electric hatch developed by Mini and Great Wall Motor will feature some changes to the headlights we know from Mini, while the tail lights will see a completely new shape.
Previous spy photos have offered an undisguised look at the upcoming EV. It appears to feature a larger windshield with a steeper rake and liftgate handles.
The interior of the electric hatch will feature a minimalist dashboard including fabric covers and leather straps on the passenger side.
The digital driver’s display will be replaced by a head-up display, and will be located behind the two-spoke steering wheel.
Mini stays with its design language in the interior, including a standalone infotainment cluster in the middle of the dashboard.
A row of physical knobs and switches sits below the touchscreen infotainment system.
It is unclear at this stage whether the electric variant will use a version of the FAAR platform currently used in the petrol-powered variant developed by BMW, or if GWM will supply the EV architecture.
The factory will also produce the Aceman, an SUV that aims to fill the gap between the Hatch and the upcoming, larger Countryman.
The Countryman and Countryman EV will be built alongside the BMW X1 in Leipzig, Germany. The Countryman will receive a significant increase in size with Mini claiming it will measure closer to the Audi Q3 or BMW X1.