Mini has confirmed the third-generation Mini Cooper will make its world premiere on November 18, just days before its public unveiling at sequential events in Tokyo and Los Angeles.
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Hosted at Mini's Oxford plant in England – which recently celebrated 100 years of production and will continue to produce the new model – the premiere of the next-gen Mini hatch will mark 107 years since the creator of the original 1959 Mini, Sir Alec Issigonis, was born.

A party in London will directly follow the initial UK reveal before the car – spied in July – makes its November 20 debut at the Tokyo motor show hours before the covers come off at the Los Angeles motor show.

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Previewed by the Mini Vision concept (pictured above) presented as a 3D hologram at the Mini Design@Home event in Munich last month, the new Mini will be powered by a range of 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines shared with an upcoming baby BMW.

Planned to go on sale in the first quarter of 2014, the all-new Mini is set to reach local showrooms by mid 2014.