MINI 3-door Hatch.

The original icon. The MINI 3-door Hatch embodies our love for fun-filled, joyful driving. It captures our inimitable spirit, as well as our passion for agile handling (and corners, of course). It keeps that well-loved go-kart handling and low-centre-of-gravity, plus more innovations, more game-changing tech and a sleeker design.

About the 3-door Hatch.

The MINI 3-door Hatch is a true trailblazer. Committed to standing out from the crowd, it’s expressive and self-assured – the choice for unconventional types. The MINI Hatch is made to enjoy urban life to the full. Compact on the outside, with short overhangs, it has a small turning circle which is handy for nimble manoeuvring in the concrete jungle, and offers room for four people.

Generations.

R50 / R56

2001 - 2006

R50 / R56

The first MINI after BMW took the helm, the R50 emphasised continuity with MINI’s classic design of rounded lights, wheel-arch overhangs and a chrome grille. Inside, the iconic central dial returns.

Updated in 2006, the exterior of the R56 was largely unchanged from the R50, retaining the modern twist-on-a-classic style, alongside minor updates, such as the headlamps now incorporating turn signals. The interior remained mostly the same.

F56

2014 - 2018

F56

The all-new all MINI! The size was increased slightly, as well as the interior being redesigned and fitted with a new navigation system and a digitised central dial.

The exterior sports new lights and the grill has been designed to feature a lower air-vent behind the license plate.

The biggest change however was in the engine, which incorporated MINI TwinPower Turbo technology into the Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper D models, improving performance and driving experience.

F56

2018 - Present

F56

In 2018, the electronics and exterior colours were updated, whilst retaining the familiar MINI look. The famous central circular dashboard was modernised in this iteration with touchscreen enabled.

The headlights changed to have the LED-ring and central bulb, and the rear headlights are complete with Union Jacks. The grille was redesigned with a lower vent to maximise performance and the engine was also remodelled to reduce the weight of the car.

In 2021 a black hexagonal surround was introduced to the grille, the wheel arches now have contours  and the roof has a stylish multitone option. On the inside, we see a sleek finish as the chrome trim is replaced by black surrounds. The modernisation comes to a head with the central dial taking centre stage as the hub for driver convenience.

Still not sure?

Here are some other cars you might like.

Electric icon

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MINI Electric

The feel-good joy and go-kart handling the Hatch is famous for, with all the excitement and efficiency of a fully electric car.

City Friendly

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3-Door Hatch

The new original MINI. Legendary go-kart handling and iconic looks combine to embody joy-filled driving. The perfect car for first time drivers.

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5-Door Hatch

A spacious spin on our original icon. The MINI 5-door Hatch has all the hallmarks of the original Hatch, plus extra doors and space in the back.

Top Down Joy

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Convertible

The exhilaration of windswept hair and legendary go-kart handling plus an added dose of spontaneity with the ability to drop the top in seconds.

Perfect for Pooches

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Clubman

The MINI Clubman offers the sort of spirited drive you’d expect from a MINI with plenty of space for the family and your four-legged friend.

MINI’s SUV

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Countryman

The comfortable MINI Countryman has stacks of room so you can bring everything you need for your next adventure. Also available as a plug-in hybrid.

Part Electric SUV

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Countryman PHEV

Part electric and full of adventure, the Countryman Plug-In Hybrid SUV offers space and comfort whilst emitting fewer emissions.

Thrill Maximised

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John Cooper Works

Built for drivers who demand the ultimate in performance engineering and styling, the John Cooper Works range are the most powerful cars in our range.

Distinctive style

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Paceman

With it's distinctive design & sporty driving experience, the Paceman was the world's first ever Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment.

Hardtop two seater

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Coupé

The first two seater in the range, the MINI Coupé combines sporting DNA with the trademark MINI style and a distinctive “helmet roof” design.

Convertible two seater

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Roadster

The first open-top two-seater in the history of MINI combines characteristic MINI go-kart feeling with an elegant, sweeping silhouette.

Small business wizard

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Clubvan

The MINI Clubvan is a compact lifestyle van for business and leisure, combining MINI's renowned driving fun with increased load-carrying capability.