MINI has uploaded a cheeky little teaser onto their YouTube page and all signs point towards the imminent debut of an electrified MINI slated for the 2018 New York Auto Show, possibly the official debut of the MINI Electric Concept first shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
In the 20 second video, the shutters open to a classic MINI but the transition around the 15-second mark shows the car bearing a new “E” logo, like the one on the MINI Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV), hinting that a new electrified MINI would be on the way.
The most recent electrified model (or concept car if you want to get technical) from MINI is the MINI Electric Concept, an all-electric conceived as part of BMW Group’s NUMBER ONE > NEXT corporate strategy. The company also revealed earlier that a production model will be ready by 2019, hence the British carmaker may be showcasing the car at the auto show.
Closer to home, MINI Malaysia is also moving towards electrification after teasing the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 PHEV as their next model launch in the country. The PHEV is a 1.5-litre hybrid system with 224 hp that can complete the century sprint in 6.8 seconds while boasting an all-electric driving range of 40 km.
MINI Electric Concept
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4