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2021 Dakar Rally wrap

The 2021 Dakar Rally is won and done, with France's Stéphane Peterhansel taking out the podium driving an X-Raid Mini. In its 43rd running, navigation proved to be more challenging for the 556 competitors, who covered an intense 8000 kilometres over 12 days and 12 gruelling stages...

2021 Mini Hatch facelift spied inside, debut expected January 24

The interior of the facelifted 2021 Mini Hatch has been caught with little disguise, ahead of its rumoured unveiling later this month. Images posted to German fan forum Mini-F56-Forum.de show the updated Mini will gain an assortment of minor revisions inside the cabin, comprising a new steering wheel, new interior trim inlays and capacitive-touch buttons for the steering wheel and infotainment system controls (replacing physical, push-button switches)...

2021 Mini new cars

For somewhat of a niche brand, Mini had a pretty impressive year in 2020. Sales of the six-door Clubman were up over 24 per cent and many other models were limited purely by supply. The brand recently saw the arrival of the hardcore JCW GP model as well as a refreshed Countryman SUV. But, while a number of product updates are expected from Mini in 2021 (Cooper S facelift for one...

2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk revealed, Australian arrival on the cards

The 2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk special edition has been unveiled – however, an Australian launch remains officially unconfirmed. Limited to just 325 examples in the UK, the Countryman Boardwalk can be differentiated from the Cooper or Cooper S variants on which it's based primarily by its Deep Laguna Blue Metallic paint, initially developed for the Mini Convertible Sidewalk special edition unveiled earlier this year...

All-electric Mini John Cooper Works GP confirmed for production

The Mini JCW Electric GP is coming, the brand confirmed yesterday. Unlike the Mini Electric, which is designed as a city car, Mini's upcoming JCW Electric GP will be a proper emissions-free hot hatch. Images of the vehicle were published wearing a light camouflage wrap, but CarAdvice contributor Alex Misoyannis has put together a render of what the final product can be expected to look like (top)...

Around the tracks: The Rock can't fit into a Porsche Taycan

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

New kit allows old Minis to be converted to electric power

Owners of the original Mini can now convert their vehicles to a fully-electric powertrain. British company Swindon has put together the 'Swind Classic Mini Kit' for £42,480 (AU$76,700), which gives the original Mini a range of around 200 kilometres. The kit comprises an 80kW electric motor – manufactured in-house by Swindon – which helps get the little hatch to 100km/h in around 9...

Mini Vision Urbanaut concept revealed as a maxi personal space

The automobile has long been a home away from home, a personal and private space detached from the noise and frustrations of the world around us – and that's the theme Mini is leaning on with its new Urbanaut concept. There's history in the design, though...

Mini Electric John Cooper Works in development – UPDATE

UPDATE, November 17: The Mini Electric John Cooper Works has been teased in a video about the BMW iNext (or, by its production name, iX). Bringing cameras into BMW's secretive design studio, images of the new Mini Electric JCW were spotted on a computer and desktop, before been hurriedly covered up in what was clearly a staged scene...

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...

Looking for a Christmas treat? Here are five performance vehicles on sale now

Australia loves a performance car, no questions there. Whether that stems from the tyranny of distance, or our cultural upbringing on Bathurst and V8s, who knows. What we do know is that we still continue to buy the hotted-up versions of regular cars, alongside a healthy amount of two-door sports cars, too...