Before any of you ask, no, this isn’t another one of our April Fools’ jokes. We’re done with that now. Until next year, that is. What you see here is real (yup, even the sunglasses-wearing car cover), and is part of the Original MINI Accessories range offered for the new third-generation F56 MINI Hatchback.
The reworked catalogue features MINI’s usual range of customisation options, such as roof graphics, roof racks, rally-style extra headlamps, a selection of unique wheel designs/colours (light alloy 17-inch multi-spokers or forged aluminium 18-inch cross-spoke rims) and bespoke side mirror caps.
New to the programme are four MINI Design Lines called Vivid Green, Speedwell Blue, John Cooper Works Pro and Essential Black. Each line adds a distinctive set of matching floor mats, window shades, door sills, mirror caps, roof and side decals, side indicator surrounds, key lanyards, protective seat covers and luggage compartment items.
The F56 MINI has been launched in Malaysia in both 136 hp/220 Nm Cooper and 192 hp/280 Nm Cooper S guises (priced from RM178,888 to RM248,888), though there’s no official word yet on whether the Original MINI Accessories will be available here. Smitten? Read our full review of the new MINI Hatch to find out if it’s any good.