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...

MINI Roadster Excess Material Used in Fashion Line

MINI Roadster Excess Material Used in Fashion Line
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Not only does it feel good to recycle, it looks good too, thanks to the launch of MINI‘s Carmina Campus bags. Part of the capsule collection, the Carmina Campus bags are made from colour samples, material offcuts and other leftovers from the production of the new MINI Roadster. Designed by Ilaria Venturini Fendi (the daughter… Continue Reading...

2012 MINI Roadster Pricing Starts at $24,350

2012 MINI Roadster Pricing Starts at $24,350
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Pricing for the 2012 MINI Roadster has finally been announced, with the standard Cooper Roadster starting at $24,350 in the US. Those seeking a little more thrill in their droptop can opt for the Cooper S Roadster which starts at $27,350. And those looking for the ultimate in Cooper Roadster fun, can get their hands… Continue Reading...

MINI Seeks to Rejuvenate Roadster Segment

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MINI Seeks to Rejuvenate Roadster Segment
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With the launch of its new Roadster model MINI is seeking to rejuvenate the struggling segment says U.S. brand boss Jim McDowell. The Roadster and its sibling, the new MINI Coupe, were developed in tandem, but to appeal to very different segments of the population. And perhaps more importantly, they were developed to bring in… Continue Reading...

MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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MINI is bringing a race inspired convertible into the market with the unveiling of the Roadster at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This is the first two seater open topped vehicle in the English brand’s history and makes the MINI lineup six vehicles strong after the recent introduction of the Coupe (read our review here)…. Continue Reading...

MINI Roadster to Debut at 2012 Detroit Auto Show

MINI Roadster to Debut at 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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The 2012 Detroit Auto Show will be home for the world premiere of MINI‘s Roadster, a two-seating, soft-top model looking to innovate the small car segment. The MINI Roadster will become the sixth model in MINI’s line-up and will launch in the North American market with three variants to choose from. Much like the Coupe,… Continue Reading...

MINI Roadster Revealed, On Sale in Mid-2012

MINI Roadster Revealed, On Sale in Mid-2012
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Hot on the heels of MINI’s Coupe release is the announcement of the 2012 MINI Roadster and the various versions it’ll be offered in. The new MINI Roadster will be the company’s first manually-opening drop-top two-seater and will be North American showrooms in mid-2012. Compared to the MINI Cooper Cabriolet, the MINI Roadster will be… Continue Reading...

Mini VP: Coupe, Roadster, To Arrive Within Two Years

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Mini VP: Coupe, Roadster, To Arrive Within Two Years
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Two stripped down models will join the MINI range within two years of the debut of the MINI Countryman crossover, one a Coupe, the other a 2-seat Roadster. “The Coupe will arrive six months after the Countryman, and the Roadster 12 months after the Countryman,” said Jim McDowell, Vice-President of MINI USA. The Countryman will… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe On Sale Next Summer, Roadster to Follow Six Months Later

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MINI Coupe On Sale Next Summer, Roadster to Follow Six Months Later
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The production MINI Coupe is set to hit dealerships across North America next Summer. According to Mini Vice President Jim McDowell, MINI will use a six-month buffer between models an with the Countryman crossover set to arrive in February of next year, the Coupe should then be available in August of 2011. That would then… Continue Reading...

MINI Coupe and Roadster Revealed in Patent Drawings

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MINI Coupe and Roadster Revealed in Patent Drawings
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Several patent drawings obtained by Autoblog show what the news outlet claims are the production designs for the upcoming MINI Coupe and Roadster. Both vehicles look remarkably similar to their concept counterparts, even down to the helmet roof for the Coupe. The overall design still looks almost identical to the hatches, with the main feature… Continue Reading...

MINI’s Future ‘Greener and More Efficient’ With Engine Updates in 2011, Dual-Clutch Transmissions Likely

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MINI’s Future ‘Greener and More Efficient’ With Engine Updates in 2011, Dual-Clutch Transmissions Likely
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With the launch of the all-new MINI Countryman at the Geneva Auto Show last week we had an opportunity to sit down with the VP of MINI USA, Jim McDowell and find out more about the brand’s first crossover and what the future holds for the rest of the product range. Starting with the Countryman,… Continue Reading...

Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model

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Report: MINI Coupe Confirmed for Production, Along with “Mystery” Model
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MINI has confirmed that a vehicle based on the Coupé Concept, as well as another model will go into production in the near future at the company’s MINI Plant Oxford. As for what that mystery model will be, it has been widely reported that a Roadster, also based on the Coupé Concept, is in the… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car

Report: Toyota in Talks With BMW to Use New MINI Coupe Platform for Future Sports Car
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Last week we reported on a story that BMW was in talks with Toyota to use its iQ city car platform as the basis of a future mini-MINI. Now it appears that deal may be two-sized as AutoCar is reporting that in exchange Toyota may get use of the MINI Coupe and Roadster platform to… Continue Reading...

MINI Roadster Headed to Frankfurt Auto Show?

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MINI Roadster Headed to Frankfurt Auto Show?
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Last week French auto pub L’Automobile reported what it said was a leaked photo of an upcoming MINI vehicle and now they have more news to share. Unconnected to that vehicle, the magazine says MINI will bring a Roadster concept to the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall. The new model would use a soft-top but… Continue Reading...
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