MINI has released a pair of design sketches as an initial preview of the first fully-electric model following the introduction of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid – the same one that went on sale in Malaysia a couple months ago.

“These initial sketches for the fully electrified MINI outline our vision of authentic design creating a bridge between the history of the brand and its electric future”, said Head of MINI Design, Oliver Heilmer.

The car’s front grille will adopt a hexagonal form and can stay closed to improve airflow. A yellow accent with an E badge in the same colour will identify it as an electric MINI.

The second sketch shows the striking wheel design of the fully-electric MINI, which has been carried over from the MINI Electric Concept – unveiled for the first time last year – into the production model.

The facelifted MINI Coopers launched in Malaysia recently.

The first production model of the MINI with a battery-electric drivetrain will hit the roads in 2019; exactly 60 years after the classic Mini went on sale.

Based on the MINI 3 door, the electric model will roll off the assembly line in Oxford. Its drivetrain will be produced at the Dingolfing plant and Landshut – the competence centres for electric mobility within the BMW Group’s production network.


Previous articleMaserati Levante gets new entry-level 3.0L V6 with 350 hp
Next articleExperience the Ford Ranger via Virtual Reality this Friday at Subang Parade
Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.