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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:17 AM

2014 mini clubman

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

2013 mini countryman

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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 |  Feb 19 2014, 10:32 AM

2014-mini-cooper

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 18 2014, 9:32 AM

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MINI’s new five-door hatch was spied during cold weather testing this week.

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 |  Feb 15 2014, 4:53 PM

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The 2015 MINI John Cooper Works will share its powerplant with the BMW 225i Active Tourer, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 231 hp.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 11:27 AM

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Another Tesla Model S has gone up in flames, though this time the car was parked in a Toronto, Ontario garage and was not plugged in. 

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 |  Feb 13 2014, 7:32 AM

2014-mini-cooper

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

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

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Ask AutoGuide No 35 Main Art

We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM

#Winning


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  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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 |  Jan 05 2014, 8:06 PM

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Cross-shopping sports cars? AutoGuide has you covered with its most watched video of the week, the 2013 Subaru BRZ vs. 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI comparison.

Or perhaps you’re in the market for a sporty and fun compact car? Our MINI Cooper S vs. Fiat 500C Abarth video will definitely interest you. Lastly, there’s our Toyota Highlander review for those looking for something roomier with more cargo space.

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 |  Jan 05 2014, 10:02 AM

mini-five-door-hatch

Photos of the new MINI five-door hatchback have surfaced. Known internally as the F55, the new MINI model is expected to take on the likes of the four-door Volkswagen Polo or Golf. 

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