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It’s no wonder that MINI was pretty upset the next generation MINI hatchback was prematurely unveiled devoid of any disguise – it had actually planned to show us a preview of the next generation car using this MINI Vision concept, finished in an exterior colour called Glamorous Gold.

The grille on the new MINI Vision Concept looks like an evolution of the one on the smaller Rocketman concept, and the round headlamps feature 100% LED power. The daytime running light function of the headlamps are implemented via lit outer rings.

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The interior is previewed as well, although in this car it’s got concept car finishing that is expected to be significantly toned down for the production car.

As we saw in a spyshot of the interior before, the car loses the centrally mounted speedometer. Instead, the ‘clock’ in front of the steering wheel now houses the speedometer, with the rev counter moved to a semi-circle sticking out of the main speedo. We saw a glimpse of this new speedo+rev meter in the spyshots too.