Mini rolls out hot concept ahead of Detroit Motor Show

Mini previews John Cooper Works concept before the Detroit Motor Show in January
Ahead of the influential Detroit Motor Show next month, Mini is stepping up its new product offensive with the unveiling of a new concept.

Ahead of the influential Detroit Motor Show next month, Mini is stepping up its new product offensive with the unveiling of a new concept.

The John Cooper Works Concept is, in reality, closer to production-ready status than you think. Aimed at showcasing the hot version of the firm’s latest generation three-door hatch, itself treated to a global reveal in November, at this stage the focus is on cosmetic changes.

There’s no official word on performance yet, so we’ll have to make do with what we can see, and the John Cooper Works Concept sports a bespoke front and rear bumper complete with purposeful air intakes at the front. Black grilles fore and aft are decorated with Mini’s trademark red flashes, while a sizeable roof spoiler, chunky 18-inch alloy wheels plus centre exit tailpipes complete the look.

You can expect more details, specifically regarding the production car’s performance credentials, ahead of the Detroit show at the turn of the year.