Mini USA announces the Mini John Cooper Works Knights Edition will make its North American premiere at the Los Angeles auto show starting Nov. 28.
The BMW subsidiary also confirms series production for a new Mini John Cooper Works GP for launch in 2020. The Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept was first presented in September 2017 as a design study at the Frankfurt auto show and had its North American premiere earlier this year at the New York auto show.
The Knights Edition is based on a Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop with a number of black and silver factory components and aftersales accessories. It is available exclusively with Midnight Black exterior paint and Melting Silver roof and mirror caps, Melting Silver hood stripe and Melting Silver and red side stripes.
The exterior also includes Piano Black exterior trim, door handles and fuel filler cap. The Knights Edition comes with a John Cooper Works exhaust flap system and exhaust chrome tips and is the first Mini to offer Piano Black Mini Logos.
The Mini John Cooper Works Knights Edition will be available at U.S. dealerships in first-quarter 2019.
In addition to the Knights Edition, Mini will showcase four special-edition models highlighting the brand’s focus on individualization and customization: the Mini Countryman Yin Yang Edition, which comes in both a black and white version, the Mini Clubman Starlight Edition, Mini Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid special edition and the Mini John Cooper Works International Orange Edition.
Mini USA will showcase customized accessories of the new Mini Yours Customized offering now available in the U.S., allowing customers to design and customize four individual products using an online configurator and order them direct from ShopMINIUSA.com/Your-CUSTOMIZED.
With Mini Yours Customized, the brand is taking individualization to a new level, using 3-D printing and laser lettering in production for the first time, the automaker says.