The Oxford launch now done and dusted, the New MINI began its worldwide roll out just a couple of days later at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The new model will be available here with 3 and 4 cylinder petrol engines, it will be able to access Facebook and Twitter and will even get its own Japanese navigation and infotainment system.
The man in charge of exterior design, Christopher Weil said that despite its All-New billing, the MINI remains true to its roots although the focus has been on the hexagonal grille rather than the famous headlamps.
“But much of the design is typical MINI,” he said. “It has typical MINI landscaping which you can see from the bonnet and there is a little more sculpting along the sides to give the car a better stance on the road. You can also see the design cues from the original car with its short front and rear overhangs.”
The new MINI goes on sale in Japan next year.
For full details about the new 2014 Mini and over 250 official images check out this post