Tag: MINI

2021 MINI Countryman Facelift Debuts With New Looks And Updated Technology

MINI has taken the wraps off the 2021 Countryman, ahead of its launch later this year. Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted crossover has a revised grille that is flanked by new LED headlights. The model also has modified bumpers, restyled wheels and new Union Jack LED taillights. While the styling changes are relatively modest, designers […]

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MINI Introduces Value-Focused Countryman Oxford Edition, Starts At $25,900

MINI is putting the finishing touches on the facelifted Countryman, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing a new Oxford Edition in the United States. Designed to give customers “even more value, substance, style, safety and fun,” the Countryman Oxford Edition is based on the Classic trim and features a panoramic glass sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels […]

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2021 MINI Countryman Shows Some Familiar Looking Skin

Spring has finally sprung and MINI is celebrating by removing some camouflage from the 2021 Countryman. Recently caught undergoing testing on the Nürburgring, the facelifted model is instantly recognizable and is seen here in John Cooper Works guise. Despite the familiar appearance, there are a handful of relatively minor changes. The most noticeable are updated […]

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2020 MINI Cooper SE Electric Hatch Encapsulates The Go-Kart Feel But Lacks In Other Departments

To make a successful electric hatchback, MINI had to stay true to its roots, which means proper driving dynamics – and they have. It’s called the Cooper SE and it’s reportedly very engaging. The nimble handling and stiff suspension allow it to tackle corners quite fast, so it’s a nice alternative to the more mainstream […]

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Facelifted 2021 MINI Countryman’s Interior Updates Spotted For The First Time

The facelifted MINI Countryman has opened up the interior for the first time since testing started last year. Compared to the outgoing iteration, the facelifted compact crossover brings a new digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment system and BMW-sourced gear selector. Changes are also expected to include revised trim, whereas everything else seems to carry over, […]

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Review: 2020 Cooper SE Electric Hatch Is A Proper MINI, And A Good One At That

MINI has finally tapped into the electric vehicle market with the new Cooper SE. The zero-emission model is based on the same platform as the ICE-powered sub-compact and adds a few exterior updates – or not, as most of those are options. The revolution happens beneath the skin, as power comes from an electric motor churning […]

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World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, American Brands Shut Out

The finalists for the 2020 World Car Awards have been announced and only include automakers from Europe, Japan and South Korea. In the title category of 2020 World Car of the Year, ten vehicles will compete for top honors. They include the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul EV, Kia Telluride, Range Rover Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, […]

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Next-Gen MINI Models Delayed Until Further Notice On Brexit, Cost-Cutting Measures

The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union on January 31, after 47 years of membership. It goes without saying that this decision will affect many branches of the economy, including the automotive industry. One automaker concerned about the future trade tariffs is BMW’s MINI, which has delayed the introduction of its next-generation models, according […]

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MINI Plays Spot The Differences With 2021 Countryman That’s Coming Later This Year

Following in the footsteps of the regular MINI hatch, Convertible and Clubman, the second generation of the Countryman is up next for a mid-cycle update and which should be revealed either in Geneva this March or in Paris later in September. Spied testing near the Arctic Circle, the prototype pictured here continues to hide its […]

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