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 |  Jul 30 2014, 7:24 AM

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Only one compact out of a dozen earned a “good” rating in the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with the small overlap crash test proving difficult to protect against.

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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 04 2014, 9:02 AM

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Love Legos? Love MINI? You’re gonna love this.

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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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 |  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 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 05 2014, 5:45 AM

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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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 |  Feb 19 2014, 10:32 AM

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Production of the new MINI hatchback will begin this summer in the Netherlands as BMW continues to expand production capacity beyond England.

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 |  Feb 13 2014, 7:32 AM

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Expect fewer MINI models to be available in the British automaker’s lineup when the brand enters its fourth generation.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 6:05 PM

2014-Mini-JCW-Concept-Main-ArtAn all-new MINI is ready to be released but if sporty dynamics and a scrappy demeanor isn’t enough for you a high-performance John Cooper Works version of the car is under development. Not surprisingly the company revealed just such a design study on day one of the Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Dec 17 2013, 7:45 AM

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The latest in front-wheel drive performance from MINI is being previewed today by the brand in advance of its Detroit Auto Show debut next month.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 8:31 AM

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The next-generation MINI Cooper made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, growing in size and space.

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 |  Nov 22 2013, 2:01 PM

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Now that the new MINI Hardtop has been officially unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, expect plenty of new MINI Cooper variants to debut in the coming years.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 6:40 PM

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The third generation MINI Hardtop made its US debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show, showcasing a more mature and grown up MINI than we’re used to.  Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 18 2013, 8:22 AM

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MINI has revealed its next-generation Cooper Hardtop model ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, adding size but getting noticeably more mini under the hood.

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 |  Nov 10 2013, 4:45 PM

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The next-generation MINI is expected to make its public debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the British automaker has released a new video teasing it.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 2:00 PM

Mini-Spy-Shots-Main-ArtThe next-generation Mini hatchback will soon be revealed but the vehicle’s debut reminds us that’s something’s missing. What about the convertible version of the iconic car? Well it’s getting reworked as well and our spy photographers have caught it out and about.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 10:37 AM

New-Mini-Main-ArtOn November 18 Mini is set to reveal its next-generation hatchback. Ahead of the big bash this iconic British brand is intensifying its promotional push.

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 |  Aug 30 2013, 10:32 AM

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Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America.

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 |  Aug 26 2013, 6:54 AM

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A class action lawsuit against BMW of North America on a transmission defect in the 2001-2006 MINI Coopers is expected to be approved by U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 1:22 PM

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Before the new 2014 MINI makes its American debut at the LA Auto Show, the iconic British car will first be revealed at the brand’s Plant Oxford on November 18, 2013 at a special event. 

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 1:02 PM

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Pop-pop-pop! The exhaust of the MINI John Cooper Works I’m driving reacts enthusiastically as I let off the gas and carefully point the car to the apex of the turn, then accelerate the little car towards the short straight between turns five and six on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

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 |  Jul 13 2013, 10:06 AM

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Originally scheduled to make its auto show debut in Frankfurt this September, the next-generation MINI Cooper will now reportedly be revealed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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