According to internal documents MotoringFile has seen, MINI USA has proactively identified an issue with the new MINI convertible’s soft top. Because of this the launch of the car will be pushed back to launch (sales) date to April 15th.

We’re told the issue was relatively minor and MINI USA has currently in the process of implementing a quality enhancement to the roof ahead of the launch. What exactly the issue is remains unknown at this time.

We expect to see the Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles at dealerships in small volumes in late March. However note that sales will not be allowed until that magical April 15th date.

Lets hope the 15th is sunny with no rain in sight.