Mini has lifted the lid on the all-new Mini Convertible at the Tokyo motor show.
The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, measuring 98mm longer and 44mm wider than its predecessor, as well as 28mm longer between the wheels.
The Convertible’s four occupants benefit most, with the new model boasting more cabin space, new front seats with extra adjustability, improved ingress and egress, and a longer seat base for rear passengers.
Boot space also grows to 215 litres, while there’s 160L with the roof open.
There are no surprises under the bonnet, where the Convertible inherits its turbocharged engines from the hatches. The three variants to be offered initially include the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder Cooper, the 85kW/270Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder Cooper D diesel, and the 141kW/280Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder Cooper S.
The new Mini Convertible is on track to reach local showrooms around the middle of 2016, just in time for, erm, winter…