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Mini Convertible

(2016 - present)

The Mini Convertible is a small cabriolet based on the Mini hatch. The current model is the third generation of the resurrected Mini, launched in early 2016 and most recently updated in early 2020. Most models are built here in the UK.

The Convertible range consists of the Cooper and Cooper S models, which are both covered here, and the high-performance John Cooper Works model. We’re building a separate page for the JCW version, so check back soon.

There are few direct rivals for the Mini Convertible, as other similar-sized four-seater cabriolets have largely disappeared from the marketplace. The Mazda MX-5 has similar price and performance, but is a two-seat roadster with even less practicality, while other four-seaters are significantly larger and more expensive.

The Mini Convertible has received positive reviews from across the UK motoring media, although the top-spec Cooper S tends to score more poorly than the lower-level models. It has been particularly praised for its driving experience and interior quality. The only major criticisms relate to its limited practicality and harsh ride on Cooper S models.

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Body style: Small convertible
Engines: petrol
Price: From £20,630 on-road

Launched: Spring 2016
Last updated: Spring 2018
Replacement due: TBA

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The Mini Convertible has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. The three-door Mini hatch was tested back in 2014 and scored a four-star rating, but this score does not apply to the Mini Convertible as the vehicle structure has been significantly altered by removing the roof.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mini Convertible has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mini Convertible has received

2019

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Convertible

2018

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Convertible
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Convertible

2017

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Convertible

2016

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Convertible

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