Although it get the same chrome-rimmed floating grille and blacked-out pillars, the entry-level MINI is identified not just by the badge on the boot, but by its smaller wheels, simpler lower air intake at the front and non-contrasting roof.
Under the MINI One’s bonnet is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine producing 102bhp and 180Nm of torque. Despite being 0.3-litres smaller in capacity than the Cooper it gets all the same technology, including a TwinPower turbo, direct-injection, variable valve timing and variable cam timing.
Fuel economy and emissions are 61.4mpg and 108g/km with the six-speed manual, or 58.9mpg and 112g/km with the six-speed auto, while 0-62mph takes 9.9 seconds and the top speed is 121mph.
The MINI One D keeps the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel as the Cooper D, but with 95bhp and 220Nm instead of 116bhp and 270Nm. Only available with a manual gearbox, it returns 83.1mpg and 89g/km of CO2.
The MINI One and One D are expected to go on sale in the autumn with prices starting from around £14,000 for the petrol and £15,000 for the diesel.