Next Mini Convertible Spied on U.S. Roads

By David Thomas  on May 28, 2014

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Mini's new Hardtop impressed us earlier this year when we took it through its paces in Puerto Rico. Now it seems the redesigned Mini Convertible is getting some work done on mainland roads ahead of an official debut later this year.

Related: 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop First Drive, Photo Gallery 

This photo of the next Convertible in camouflage — that's what those in the industry call all the swirly decals — was caught in Southern California by a Cars.com editor's family member. Not only is it a new Cooper, but by the look of the center-mounted dual exhaust this is the Cooper S version of the Mini Convertible.

We expect the droptop version of the new Mini to mirror the trim levels, options and performance specs of the redesigned Hardtop but are interested to see how the larger platform impacts cargo room and the folding top's operation.

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Cars.com photo by Pamela Hoffman


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David


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