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 |  Apr 17 2014, 12:06 PM

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MINI rolled out the latest Countryman model at the New York Auto Show, calling it a refresh despite the changes being very subtle. 

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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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 |  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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 |  May 29 2013, 8:32 AM

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There will be a MINI in the Pikes Peak International hill Climb with with French driver Jean-Philippe Dayraut behind the wheel.

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 |  May 16 2013, 12:01 PM

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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 2:33 PM

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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 02 2013, 7:42 PM

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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. 

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 |  Mar 01 2013, 12:51 PM

MINI and John Cooper Works are celebrating their victory at the 2013 Dakar Rally with a special edition Countryman model limited to just 11 units.

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 |  Feb 18 2013, 2:01 PM

MINI has released a full video of Guerlain Chicherit nailing the world’s first backflip in a car.

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 |  Jan 06 2013, 2:35 PM

Looking to build some excitement for its brand, MINI took a highly modified Countryman, put French stuntman Guerlain Chicherit behind the wheel, and asked the duo to execute the first ever unassisted backflip for a car.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 9:17 AM

The updated 2013 MINI Countryman will be heading to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, showing off its new interior and all-wheel drive system.

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 |  Nov 11 2012, 8:59 AM

Owners of the 2011 and 2012 MINI Countryman with a manual transmission have found the factory clutch engagement point bothersome and now the British automaker is putting in a fix for those owners.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 2:28 PM

MINI is giving its Countryman model some upgrades for the 2013 model year, including the addition of all-wheel drive, marking the British automaker’s first AWD offering for the Countryman.

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 |  Oct 06 2012, 2:02 PM

Knitting is the new “it” DIY hobby and MINI is hoping to cash in on the trend.

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 |  Sep 26 2012, 2:29 PM

Mini has just announced pricing for the Countryman John Cooper Works edition, revealing that after all the speed oriented goodies are tacked on, the small crossover will cost $35,550.

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 |  Sep 10 2012, 2:45 PM

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman enjoyed its world premiere back at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, boasting a turbocharged 1.6-liter with 218-hp under its hood.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 8:18 AM

Official spy photos of the Mini Paceman were released by the company recently which showed off the car sporting a bit of camo, but now we have full photos of the new three-door Countryman.

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 |  Jul 31 2012, 6:15 PM

After details were divulged this morning on Mini‘s new Paceman, the company dropped some photos of the car onto its Facebook page, looking production ready, with just a tiny bit of camo on the back end.  

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 |  Jul 05 2012, 1:15 PM

Expanding on it’s 500 family, Fiat teased the 500X, a small crossover designed to take on the Nissan Juke during an event meant to launch its new 500L.

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 |  Jul 04 2012, 2:02 PM

In celebration of a decade in America, MINI is kicking off it’s cross-country “MINI Takes The States” rally today in New York City, taking the opportunity to confirm that its seventh model will be called the Paceman.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 8:01 AM

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.

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 8:02 AM

Rumors began brewing in April of a baby SUV from Audi, sporting the Q2 model designation to sit under the Q3 (pictured above) in the German automaker’s SUV lineup.

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 |  Jun 09 2012, 11:02 AM

In the world of automotive customizing, there isn’t much these days that can shock or surprise us. But Carlex Design’s MINI Countryman does just that, sporting a unique Steampunk theme that truly makes it one-of-a-kind.

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 |  May 20 2012, 11:01 AM

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.

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