The new, very British Mini

The refreshed 2018 Mini arrives with the Union Jack imprinted across the back lights, whether you like it or not.

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Mini is still a huge component in the iconography of Great Britain decades after its launch, and this too, the refreshed 2018 model, has its own weight in "Britishness" and comes with the Union Jack imprinted across the back lights. To be honest, it looks pretty cool, flaggy or not, but it raises the question why Mini, and no other car in the world, can fly a flag on itself and people just love and accept it.