Detroit — BMW AG's Mini compact car brand is getting a little extra style, thanks to plastics.
The German automaker showed new versions of its Mini hardtop and convertible at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 15. An already eye-catching car is now offering a few extra tweaks, including one emphasizing the car's British heritage.
While BMW AG is based in Munich, it purchased the Mini brand from the United Kingdom. So for the new Mini, one of the easiest design tweaks to spot is a version of the UK's Union Jack design integrated into optional LED taillights.
The flag motif is created within the polycarbonate light's structure by aligning functional required lighting with the lines in the Union Jack. So turn signals are placed horizontally within the light, brake lights placed vertically and the rear tail light itself created diagonally.
The Union Jack lights will be available an additional cost, the automaker said, although it has not set the price yet.
But that's not the end for buyers who really want to set their car apart from the rest.