Big news for those MINI owners with big thirsts. MINI will be releasing a new, official, cupholder in the coming months – in fact it's already out in the UK. Here's the official news from MINI International Magazine:

“The cupholder in an Anthracite and Silver finish blends in perfectly with the interior design of the MINI and is easily attachable in the front of all MINI models by means of two screws.”

Reportedly prices for the cupholder in the UK are £30.00 (Silver) and £31.81 (Anthracite). I would imagine US prices would be around what the $35 price point that the MINI-Fini add-on unit is going for – if not a bit higher.

No word yet on US availability but I imagine this was designed and released to specifically address the US market. Therefore I'd expect we'd see it soon.