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 |  Jul 07 2014, 8:01 AM

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The 2015 MINI Paceman debuted earlier this year, but now we have our first detailed look at the high-performance John Cooper Works variant.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 7:45 AM

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BMW and MINI owners will now be able to take advantage of their GoPro cameras from within their vehicles.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 7:48 PM

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The MINI family continues its refresh, with the new 4 Door introduced today.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 4:24 PM

Winner - Bentley + 23 Percent


Bentley

May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies.

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 |  May 23 2014, 3:33 PM

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Thought MINI was done with interesting concepts after the Paceman pickup? Think again.

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 |  May 05 2014, 3:25 PM

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Mazda is looking to expand its hatchback offerings to compete with European rivals.

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 |  May 01 2014, 6:46 PM

April Showers Bring Sales Power


April 2014 Sales Winner and Loser

After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a car, that is?

All told automakers sold nearly 1.4 million new vehicles in April, an increase of about 8 percent compared to the same month last year. The change was modest but headed in the right direction, and that’s what matters.

For the first four months of 2014 deliveries have topped 5.1 million units. That’s approximately a 3 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. Again that’s small but really there’s nothing to complain about. Here’s a list of top-performing brands along with the companies that didn’t do as well.

 |  Apr 25 2014, 2:07 PM

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Ever wondered what a MINI pickup truck would look like? Wonder no more.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 11:57 AM

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MINI sales are in a serious slump, but that doesn’t mean the brand is willing to cater to the lowest common denominator.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 8:02 AM

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MINI wants you to have “a friend with many benefits” while you’re on the road.

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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:17 AM

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With the debut of a new MINI hardtop, those awaiting a second-generation Clubman will have to be patient… maybe forever.

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 |  Apr 20 2014, 3:10 PM

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The updates to MINI’s lineup keep on coming, as the 2015 Paceman has debuted at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

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 |  Apr 15 2014, 9:24 PM

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The all-new 2015 MINI Countryman has made an appearance ahead of its official debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 10 2014, 12:15 PM

It's an Automotive Vanity Extravaganza


KBB Brand Award Winners

The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you. You’ll need to read on to find out.

But first, according to KBB this isn’t some shady survey conducted by annoying telephone marketers; awards are actually the result of “extensive research gathered throughout the year.” Shoppers using the company’s website contribute to the results; in fact more than 12,000 of them participated, and here’s what the people have to say.

 |  Apr 09 2014, 8:07 AM

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Alex Coyle’s “DeLux” MINI Hardtop will become a reality at this year’s New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 8:22 AM

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Originally introduced as a 2011 model, MINI will debut a refreshed version of its Countryman crossover at the New York Auto Show in just a few weeks’ time.

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 |  Apr 01 2014, 6:51 AM

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Would you believe it if we told you that the MINI Cooper T runs on a tea-leaf biofuel composite?

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 |  Mar 20 2014, 7:45 AM

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MINI introduces its newest Cooper model this year and with it are plenty of new options and accessories.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:46 PM

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While attempting to set a new Guinness World Record, Guerlain Chicerit and his custom MINI suffered a terrifying crash.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 5:45 PM

If You Have to Ask You Can't Afford It


Top 10 Most Expensive Car Options

So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous oxide. Savvy shoppers will visit AutoGuide.com for the latest news, freshest reviews and handiest buying tools.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 7:45 PM

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Driver Guerlain Chicherit will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for Longest Car Ramp Jump on March 16.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 5:45 AM

MINI Clubman Concept Front

MINI revealed an intriguing design study at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Clubman Concept hints at a future “higher class” automobile from the famous British brand.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 1:11 PM

MINI Clubman Concept

Every vehicle seems to get bigger with each generation; it’s really news if something is lighter or more compact than its predecessor. Of course not even is MINI immune to this diabetic swelling; you could say it’s because they’re so sweet to drive. The company’s latest Hardtop is a good bit larger than its forebear. But the vehicle I’m standing next to takes the cake, and eats it all in one sitting.

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 8:45 PM

MINI Clubman Concept

MINI just revealed its Clubman concept before its auto show debut next week in Geneva.

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