The company did not officially introduce a droptop to its range until three years after Mini's recovery period. It quickly became a standard.
Today, 17 years after its inception, Mini has become so ingrained in the convertible market that the automaker is now exploring an EV droptop to meet customer demand.
Unfortunately, the Mini EV Convertible prototype pictured above won't be made into production.
Mini's product planners told me that there is a good chance we will see an EV conversion with the next generation.
Although it's not a perfect example of the future, this prototype is a good indication of what to expect.
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The Mini EV droptop Mini EV prototype is visually identical to the hatchback, with the exception of the absence of a roof.
The T-shaped rims, electric-yellow accents, and closed off grille were carried over by Mini designers - it's an EV.
The interior features a digital instrument cluster and a head-up display. There are also coordinating accent colors throughout.