Cars like the Mini Cooper are not known for receiving radical redesigns. Due to the nature of the car itself, BMW
's Mini division was careful not to mess too much with a good thing when it launched its second-gen Cooper hatchback in 2006. For those with an untrained eye, it was hard to spot the difference. With the third-gen model's debut just around the corner, Mini isn't any more likely than it has been in the past to alter the formula, but a few stylistic changes are apparently in order.