The 2016 MINI Cooper Cabrio has been photographed at the factory where the model will soon enter production phase.

The 2016 MINI Cooper Cabrio has been photographed at the factory where the model will soon enter production phase.

The images depict show cars at the factory in Born, The Netherlands where the open-top MINI will be made alongside the three- and five-door hatch while later on the next generation Countryman will join the assembly line. There's not much to talk about in terms of design as the body looks almost the same as the three-door hatch, with the obvious exception of the roof which now takes the shape of an electrically-retractable soft top.

It will be available with the same array of engines as the other MINIs, including the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo with 189 bhp (141 kW) and 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque which will power the Cooper S Cabrio that will be available from day one. There's also going to be a range-topping John Cooper Works (JCW) version with the same engine dialed to 231 bhp (172 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft), but this won't be out sooner than the second half of next year.

The new MINI Cooper Cabrio will be unveiled later this year and should make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. 

2016 MINI Cooper Cabrio photographed on the assembly line in Born