Mini has been doing a lot of expanding recently (check out it’s latest flagship Clubman). But the automaker is getting back to its roots with its latest model. It is resurrecting the Mini Seven package for the third-generation two-and four-door Cooper hardtop.
The roots of the special edition Seven package come from the first Mini’s born in 1959. Two models debuted that year, the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor. Both were basically twins designed by Alec Issigonis. The idea of the Seven was to create a version of the little hatchback to appeal to the hipster nation.
The new Seven package is offered on both Cooper and Cooper S models. It basically amps up the hipster factor with exclusive features, including badging.
The color really gets your attention. The reveal car is in Lapisluxury Blue from the MINI Yours selection. It is a non-metallic finish Mini calls “the most intensive blue tone ever applied to the body of a Mini. It’s based off the Ultramarine, aka “blue of kings,” color.
If intense blue is not your thing, there are three other color options: Pepper White, Midnight Black metallic, and British Racing Green metallic. All models come with Melting Silver on the roof and exterior mirrors. Exclusive Seven bonnet stripes are standard. They also get the Melting Silver treatment and are outlined in Malt Brown.
The wheels, either 17- or 18-inch, are custom with a clear structure design used in the spokes paired with a dual-tone finish.
Inside, the seats come in black leather surrounded by a plaid pattern with brown pinstriping. If this is too much for you, you can opt for Cross Punch Carbon Black, Lounge Satellite Grey, or Yours Lounge Carbon Black.
Mini is still mums the word on Seven pricing. We’ll find that out closer to its launch in late summer.
Until then, hipster on, and hipster out.