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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Mini JCW GP priced from $63,900

Mini has revealed the JCW GP will be priced from $63,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australia. That's $12,500 more than a conventional two-door Mini JCW, and and a whopping $22,200 more than a Cooper S. It's also more expensive than conventional hot hatches like the Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R, although it manages to undercut the pared-back Renault Megane RS Trophy-R by $11,090...

2020 Mini JCW GP: Auto-only hot hatch revealed

Mini's hottest ever hatch has been revealed. The new JCW GP has just two seats, packs 225kW... and is only available with an automatic gearbox. This is the third Mini JCW GP. Like its predecessors, it's significantly more focused than the regular Mini line-up – the rear seats are gone, the body has been stiffened up, and there are bespoke mounts for the engine, transmission and suspension...

2020 Mini JCW GP to debut in LA

Mini will finally unveil the third-generation John Cooper Works GP at the Los Angeles motor show, packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine making at least 225kW. When it launches, the GP promises to be the fastest-ever road-going Mini. It's the latest in a line of pared-back, track-ready special editions, with production limited to just 3000 units...

2020 Mini Cooper SE confirmed for Australia

British carmaker Mini will introduce an electric version of its iconic Cooper hatchback in Australian showrooms in the middle of next year. Price is yet to be confirmed however, based on the European cost of about €32,000, the Mini Electric will likely arrive at about $55,000 plus on-roads...

Mini Cooper SE: 45,000 expressions of interest for new EV

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE has had a promising response from the buying public, with the BMW subsidiary reporting more than 45,000 expressions of interest for its first series production electric vehicle. Speaking with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, project manager for the electric Mini, Elena Eder, said the company's decision to allow prospective buyers to secure a build slot with a small down payment "works", drawing upon the model implemented by Tesla...

CarAdvice podcast 161: 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Goodwood FoS

This week on the podcast are Scott Collie and Paul Maric. In car news, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept, BMW X7 pick-up concept, and 2020 Mini Cooper SE have been revealed, and the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette rear end has been spied. Paul and Trent Nikolic attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Trent experienced the 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4...

2020 Mini Cooper SE revealed

Mini has revealed the Cooper SE, its first ever series-production electric vehicle. Power in the electric Mini comes from a 135kW/270Nm electric motor on the front axle, allowing the three-door hatch to accelerate from 0-60km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-100 in 7.3 seconds. Top speed, meanwhile, is limited to 150km/h. The motor is fed by a 32...

2020 Mini JCW GP will be the fastest road-going Mini ever

Mini used this year’s Nurburgring 24 hour race to present a unique John Cooper Works GP prototype, well before the fully-fledged production version goes on sale in 2020. Armed with the latest 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo packing at least 220kW of power, the new GP is billed as the fastest production series Mini in the brand’s history, and the most powerful version ever built for the road...

2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP teased again

Mini has previewed the upcoming John Cooper Works GP once again, with a new set of images of a camouflaged prototype tackling the Nurburgring. The company says its new performance halo will hit the market in 2020, with production to be limited to 3000 units globally, one thousand more than the two previous iterations...