MINI Clubman ‘Concept’ Unwrapped in Genveva

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MINI Clubman ‘Concept’ Unwrapped in Genveva
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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…. Continue Reading...

MINI Celebrates 500,000 Vehicles Sold in America [Mega Gallery]

MINI Celebrates 500,000 Vehicles Sold in America [Mega Gallery]
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British automaker Mini has announced that it has sold its 500,000th vehicle in America, and is celebrating by taking its cars on a trek across the west coast of America and snapping photographs at noticeable landmarks along the way.  Continue Reading...

2013 MINI Lineup: Pricing and Equipment Changes Announced

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2013 MINI Lineup: Pricing and Equipment Changes Announced
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MINI has announced its changes to its 2013 model year lineup, most noticeably with Bluetooth coming standard on every model, which was originally a $500 option. Continue Reading...

New MINI JCW Engine to Get Improved MPG, Automatic Transmission Option

New MINI JCW Engine to Get Improved MPG, Automatic Transmission Option
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The John Cooper Works (JCW) MINI lineup will all get a revised 1.6-liter engine based on its predecessor with performance numbers being the same at 208-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

2013 MINI Clubvan Confimed for Production and U.S. Sales

2013 MINI Clubvan Confimed for Production and U.S. Sales
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We first saw the MINI Clubvan at the Geneva Motor Show, where it debuted as a concept, and now we can tell you that it will go into production and be available for purchase here in America. The Clubvan is based on the MINI Clubman, and will have the same dimensions and exterior style, but… Continue Reading...

MINI Hyde Park and Green Park Special Editions Announced

MINI Hyde Park and Green Park Special Editions Announced
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As if right on cue, MINI has released not one, but two special edition packages for its Cooper and Clubman models. Dubbed Hyde Park and Green Park, both packages pay homage to the Royal Parks in the heart of London. Both special editions are available worldwide, helping bring a little more British style to our favorite MINI… Continue Reading...

MINI Clubvan Tipped as Official Name of MINI Cargo

MINI Clubvan Tipped as Official Name of MINI Cargo
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Someone spilled the beans on a MINI concept car coming to Geneva. They released a story that doesn’t actually have specifications, but confirms the Clubvan name and March 6 Geneva Auto Show premier. We reported on the first details behind this concept in early January, but at the time guessed it would be called the… Continue Reading...

MINI Cargo to Debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show

MINI Cargo to Debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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MINI will make its way into the commercial vehicle market soon when it releases a cargo-oriented version of the Clubman. The car, officially called the MINI Cargo, is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will essentially be the same as the Clubman (pictured above), but with the back seats replaced… Continue Reading...

MINI Partners With Red Bull For Art Of Motion Free Runner Competition

MINI Partners With Red Bull For Art Of Motion Free Runner Competition
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Free Runners from around the world converged in Detroit last weekend to compete in the MINI-sponsored Red Bull Art of Motion competition. This international free-running competition has been held in cities around the world, and the event in Detroit was the only US stop, as well as the final one, for the 2011 series. This… Continue Reading...

MINI Clubman Hampton Edition Rumored for Geneva Auto Show Launch

MINI Clubman Hampton Edition Rumored for Geneva Auto Show Launch
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The boys and girls over at MINI have been busy bodies in the last few years. While the company originally started making just one body style of car with two engine options, MINI has now grown and offers a whole line of vehicles. You still get the regular Cooper, but add to that the Convertible,… Continue Reading...

AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)

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AAA Picks Top Vehicles For Dogs (and Their Owners)
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Some rides are better suited for your dogs than others. From your dog’s point of view, all they need is an open window to stick their head out of, but the American Automobile Association (AAA) has put a bit more thought into compiling their list of the best canine-friendly vehicles. “More than 45 million households… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 4: Pittsburgh To Columbus In The MINI Countryman

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 4: Pittsburgh To Columbus In The MINI Countryman
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Day 4 Of the MINI Takes The States Tour was an exciting one for me, as I was able to sample the all-new MINI Countryman before nearly anyone else.  Saturday’s epic blast through two states left me exhausted, and I was expecting the Countryman to be a little more laid back than the Clubman S… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 3: Baltimore And Pittsburgh

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MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 3: Baltimore And Pittsburgh
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Day 3 of the MINI Takes The States Tour placed a big emphasis on driving. Not the kind of stop and go commuter traffic that we experienced in New York, Philly and Baltimore, but on the kind of high performance spirited driving that MINIs are known for. Don’t get me wrong – as much as… Continue Reading...

Report: Fiat 500 Wagon To Bow Next Year

Report: Fiat 500 Wagon To Bow Next Year
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Fiat is taking dead aim at the MINI brand and is set to introduce two new versions, a three-door estate (a long wheelbase 500 modeled after the Clubman) and a proper five-door hatchback with more interior room. Not surprisingly, these versions will be offered in North America, where the increased space and practicality should broaden the… Continue Reading...