The all-new MINI will be officially revealed on November 18, 2013 at the company's factory in Oxford, UK.
This date was chosen as homage to Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis (born on November 18, 1906) who was the creator of the original MINI. Within the same week the car will be almost simultaneously showcased at Tokyo Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Show, before going on sale in the first quarter of next year.
As far as styling is concerned, the 2014 MINI will be longer and wider than the outgoing model and is expected to take some design cues from the Rocketman Concept. Changes compared to its predecessor include a longer hood, slimmer A-pillars and a smaller front grille.
It will have a more traditional interior layout as the speedometer will be on the driver's side. The central area of the dashboard will be home to a big touchscreen display, while several chrome touches for the door handles, speakers and steering wheel will spice up the cabin.
The Cooper S version is rumored to feature a new turbo 1.6-liter gasoline mill with 178 bhp (132 kW), followed by the JCW model with the same engine but tweaked to output around 217 bhp (162 kW).