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2017 Mini JCW Countryman pricing and specs

Australian pricing and details for the new 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman have been revealed today, ahead of its June launch. The new model enters the local market from $56,900 before on-road costs, matched as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission and offering a six-speed manual shifter as a no-cost option...

2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017

Mini has announced a number of range-wide updates this week for July production, including the addition of Apple CarPlay mirroring, along with a new driver's cluster and head-up display. All models in the line-up - which includes the Hatch, Clubman wagon and Countryman SUV - will get a new cockpit instrument layout with an additional "night" design and a revised fuel level display...

2018 Mini One Countryman, One D Countryman announced, but not for Australia

The 2018 Mini One Countryman and Mini One D Countryman have been announced this week, adding more affordable variants to the SUV's range - however, they aren't coming to Australia. Available from July 2017 production onwards for European markets, the new base models feature 1.5-litre turbocharged engines, the One Countryman using a three-cylinder petrol unit and the One D Countryman three-cylinder diesel...

2018 Mini hatch and convertible update spied

The updated Mini Cooper S three-door hatch and Mini Cabriolet have been spied during testing in Europe. Launched in 2014, the third-generation Mini range is about ready for its mid-life makeover or LCI (life change impulse) in BMW parlance. With the three-door hatch and convertible the first models released in the current generation's range, they're also the first to be upgraded...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Mini Countryman rooftop tent option revealed

If you're one of those outdoorsy types who may actually get out into nature in your new-generation Mini Countryman, a new rooftop tent unveiled in Europe could be something to put on your Christmas list. The new AirTop pop-up tent has been developed co-operatively by Mini and Autohome, with the roof-rack-mounted expanding box made of fibreglass designed specifically for the all-new Countryman SUV...

2017 Mini Seven special edition arrives in Australia

The 2017 Mini Seven special edition range has arrived in Australia this week, a year after it was originally revealed, bringing a host of extras for a relatively small price increase. Available as an option package on all Mini three-door and five-door models from now until July 31, the Seven special edition adds around $7000 in additional specification for a $2000 increase over the base car...

CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode of the CarAdvice podcast! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversy...

Mini Remastered: The latest from David Brown Automotive

The 60s Mini is back, baby! UK company, David Brown Automotive (DBA), also responsible for the Speedback GT, has added a new model to its line-up, simply named Mini Remastered. Packed with modern features and engineering, it retains its famous old-school looks. Inspired by Sir Alec Issigonis’ iconic design, DBA is keeping as close to the original as possible...

Mini Clubman signs up with NSW police

The next police car you see in your rear-view mirror in Sydney might be the new-generation Mini Clubman. You won't need to worry, though. Like most unorthodox Police-liveried cars, this one is purely for promotional duty. Based at the Newtown Police Station, the car has been fully wrapped in police graphics and was officially handed over at MINI Garage Sydney in Alexandria, last week...

Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar

Mini Australia is yet to make up its mind on local potential for the Countryman PHEV, citing an iffy business case as the cause of its indecision. The new Countryman is the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain, in a variant called the Cooper S E All4. It couples the familiar 100kW 1...