A cute face formed by big, rounded headlights, a seemingly grinning grille, and a snub-nosed hood are the first defining characteristics of the MINI. From there, thing can vary quite a lot: the Clubman is long and understated, while the Coupe and Roadster are short and funky--especially the Coupe's roofline; the standard hatchback is the most classic design, while the convertible takes the look in a decidedly beach-bound direction.
Inside the cabin, a busy, button-and-switches theme is dominant, with curves, circles, steps, and bulges throughout the cabin's structure further adding to the chaos. But it's a chaos that somehow works, even down to the focus on the large speedometer in the center of the dash (which also houses infotainment functions if so equipped). Leather upholstery is available, but cross-check cloth is standard.
Beyond the body-style differentiations, there are also differences in the look as you move from Cooper to Cooper S to John Cooper Works. Each model line gets progressively more aggressive as the sport factor is cranked up; Cooper S models get more functional ducting, less chrome, and more aerodynamic elements front and rear; the John Cooper Works models go even further.
Whatever the standard look of the model you're after, all of the MINI range offers many possibilities for personalization, including a wide array of color combinations (inside and out), as well as vinyl graphics packages. There's even the MINI Yours program, which offers special treaments like two-tone finishes, upgraded leather interior appointments, and more.