THE Mini gets a mid-life facelift and both the hatch and the convertible have gone under the scalpel just under four years since their launch. A closer look reveals that changes to the exterior include the Union Jack tail lamp design, which is perhaps the most significant of them externally. On the inside there is a new steering, Apple Car Play ad wireless charging. But the most important is the change in the line-up of petrol engines with Mini doing away with the small 1.2-litre unit and instead starting the range off with a larger 1.5-litre engine. There is also a change in the gearbox with BMW choosing to employ its seven-speed dual clutch system on the refurbished Minis instead of the standard 8-speed that is deployed across the BMW range.