According to MINI US product managers, all current R5X MINI models will get the same LED fog lights that debuted this week on the Countryman. Furthermore the Paceman will also receive all the R60 Countryman updates (sans the All4 appearance package – the silver accents) for the 2015 model year. The best news? This will be standard on all cars. But that’s not all that is changing for 2015.

MINI will also be making automatic climate control and rain sensors standard across. This will eliminate the basic HVAC controls for the US market and (in our minds) make the R5X interior what it should have been from the start. It’s a great added value for the range as it enters its golden years.