MINI is preparing a TV commercial for the new vehicle which will be officially unveiled a few weeks from now.
With so little time left before the new MINI will be officially unveiled, the new generation of the model is now being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a few images, which have been released by the company. The brand’s upcoming star can be seen alongside the lovable English bulldog Spike in what represent new teaser images with the vehicle.
“On his first trip in the new MINI, bulldog Spike gets to know and appreciate all the main strengths of the newest member of the British small car family. And since the little guys always have to stick together, whatever the species, Spike is also called upon to defend MINI against the advances of an enormous Great Dane”, as the carmaker says in its official press release.
The new MINI will ride on the UKL1 platform which will be shared with future BMW front- and all-wheel drive models, like the future generation of the 1-Series. As for the engine lineup, this will include the 1.5 liter gasoline unit, with its 134 HP (100 kW), the 2.0 liter with 189 HP (141 kW) and a 114 HP (85 kW) 1.5 liter diesel engine. The launch of the new MINI Cooper is set for the first quarter of 2014.