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Mini boss outlines future product plan: Bigger Countryman, Rocketman coming – report

Reports from Auto Express in the UK claim Mini is set to introduce three new products by 2024: a smaller version of its three-door hatch, a full-EV crossover built in China, and a larger iteration of its Countryman. As a result, the future of its Clubman, Cabrio and plug-in models looks unclear...

Mini Australia launches all-inclusive electric vehicle finance package

Mini Australia is attempting to make electric vehicle ownership more compelling, by launching a new all-inclusive ownership and finance program, dubbed 'Mini dynamic mobility package'. The deal is offered exclusively with its new Mini Electric Hatch and includes: A four year finance offer on a Mini Electric, at a 4.99 per cent comparison interest rate...

Mini launches limited Nightfall Edition hatch and convertible variants

Mini Australia has joined the long list of manufacturers releasing blacked-out editions of popular models, adding two limited-run 'Nightfall Edition' variants to its local range. The Mini Nightfall Edition three-door hatch and convertible are based on the John Cooper Works (JCW) three-door hatch and convertible, but with an all-black aesthetic makeover both inside and out...

2021 Mini Cooper S facelift spied ahead of unveiling

The facelifted 2021 Mini Cooper S has been photographed driving on the streets of Holland ahead of its official unveiling. These grainy spy pics, posted by CocheSpias, show a darker, more aggressive, simplified front end for Mini's hot hatch. In a departure for the Cooper S, all exterior chrome accents have been replaced by bold gloss black finishes, while the headlights also look to be tinted...

World's fastest Mini flips in back yard stunt gone wrong

A limited-edition 2021 Mini JCW GP – the fastest and most powerful Mini of all time – has rolled in a backyard crash in Europe, within hours of the owner taking delivery.  The vehicle flipped and landed back on its wheels with less than 38km on the clock – and most of that distance was accumulated in the owner’s back yard...

2020 Mini Electric price and specs revealed for Australia

Mini has announced pricing and specs for the launch edition of its first-ever all-electric model, the Mini Electric, revealing it will arrive in Australia in August this year. The German-owned British marque has said the three-door hatchback will have a national drive-away price of $59,900, or a recommended list price of $54,800 plus on-road costs, when it lands in Australian showrooms...

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...