Personally, I'm not a fan of either of the latest versions of each marque. That being said, there was comment on a car restoration TV show about how the Mini (classic & Gen1) had a smiling face that was a psychological factor that attracted people to it. The latest Mini to me looks like a prize fighter with a black mouthguard and a glazed look on its face from a smack to the head. Yes the headlights are reminiscent of a Mini and the grill surround is reminiscent of the Rover version of the classic but I fear that the classic and more modern retro look is fast disappearing to appease a larger market. Imagine if one could, a 5 door MGB or Miata.