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Mini Cooper JCW GP confirmed for 2020

Mini has confirmed a new stripped out John Cooper Works GP is being developed, ahead of an on-sale date at some point in 2020. Previewed by the John Cooper Works GP concept revealed in 2017, the car will follow in the footsteps of the 2006 JCW GP and 2012 JCW GP. Both those cars had just two seats, manual transmissions and roll cage, and both were built in very limited numbers...

Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away

Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers. Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide...

Mini streamlines model range in the UK

Mini UK has announced a revised model structure across all its ranges, with each line available in three new 'styles' – Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Designed to streamline the specification process and make it easier for customers to choose their car, the company claims the new model structure will allow buyers to create their vehicle using five steps...

Mini Cooper S GT Edition revealed for France

Mini France has revealed the Cooper S GT Edition, a special version of the 3 Door Hatch that celebrates the iconic Mini 1275GT built between 1969 and 1980. Limited to 150 units all destined for the French market, the GT Edition gets unique appointments like grey stripes for the bonnet, boot and sides with GT lettering and checkerboard pattern, and red accents for the front and rear spoilers with 'GT' branding...

Mini John Cooper Works GP spied

A development vehicle believed to be the Mini John Cooper Works GP has been spied this week in Europe, somewhat confirming that the wild concept revealed at Frankfurt last year will make it to production. While clearly not the final product – rather based on a 'standard' John Cooper Works 3 Door Hatch – this vehicle features a massive rear wing, and massive front brakes behind the aftermarket alloy wheels...

2019 Mini Electric teased

Mini has released a pair of sketches showing components that will feature on the upcoming all-electric version of the Hatch, scheduled for launch in 2019. The first image (above) shows the new model's front grille, while the second (below) shows the futuristic alloy wheel design – both largely unchanged from the Mini Electric concept (bottom) shown last year...

2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible pricing and specs

UPDATE, 11/7/18: Mini Australia has confirmed that wireless Apple CarPlay is fitted as standard across the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible range has part of the three-year Mini Connected Services subscription. Pricing for renewal is still to be confirmed...

BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020

The upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV has been confirmed for production in China from 2020, alongside the combustion-powered version. During the company's annual general meeting this week, CEO Harald Krüger confirmed BMW will extend its partnership with regional partner Brilliance Auto...

Mini Royal Wedding: One-off special edition revealed

Welcome to CarAdvice, home for all your Royal Wedding coverage... Not really, but here's one part of the occasion we will write about. Mini has created a special one-off Cooper S to celebrate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's impending nuptials, set to be auctioned for The Children's HIV Association (CHIVA) after the hotly-anticipated wedding...

CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...

2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible initial detais

Mini Australia has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted Hatch and Convertible ranges, which touch down locally on July 1. After being treated to a mid-life spruce-up (or a Life Cycle Impulse in BMW-speak), the Cooper Hatch 3 Door will be priced from $29,900 before on-road costs, up $1990 on the current model – although Mini says you get $3600 worth of extra gear...

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