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Which electric car has the best battery warranty?

As more Australians consider buying electric cars, automotive brands are likely to face scrutiny over the warranty periods on their most expensive component: the on-board battery packs. Improvements in charging infrastructure and battery technology have eased concerns about their practicality and usable driving range, meaning electric car batteries are likely to get more use in the coming years as they cover more kilometres...

Coming soon: Mini’s ‘massive’ SUV

British carmaker Mini is preparing to build its biggest vehicle yet – a mid-size SUV with similar proportions to a BMW X3 – according to overseas reports. The new model – speculated to revive the Traveller name – would assume flagship status for the brand, slotting in above the Countryman city SUV in both price and size, according to UK publication AutoCar...

2021 Mini Countryman revealed: No more diesels

The refreshed 2021 Mini Countryman has been unveiled online ahead of a late 2020 Australian debut. The new-look Countryman was last spied in final testing less than a week ago, with next to no camouflage except to the one section we can now see notable changes have been made...

2021 Mini Countryman spy photos

Mini’s facelifted 2021 Countryman city SUV has been spotted during testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit ahead of its Australian showroom arrival later this year or early 2021. Although we have had photos of the updated model before (click here), the new images reveal more detail of the upcoming Mini Countryman, including a revised front and rear bumper design, and updated interior tech...

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...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Mini Australia moves to online ordering

The Australian arm of British carmaker Mini has launched a new online car configurator and ordering system. The system – which has been adopted for the brand’s new Countryman Stafford Edition SUV – allows customers to option vehicles and pay a deposit online with the dealer of their choice...

2020 Mini Countryman Stafford Edition price and specs

Mini has introduced a limited edition of its Countryman city SUV as the company aims to reverse last year's sales slide. The Mini Cooper Countryman Stafford Edition – powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder (100kW/220Nm) – starts from $47,500 drive-away, while the perkier Mini Cooper S Countryman Stafford Edition – powered by a 2...

COVID-19 forces Mini to change the name of one of its designs

Mini has been forced to change the name of a wheel option offered on its first all-electric car, the Mini Cooper SE, due to an unfortunate coincidence related to the coronavirus crisis. The distinctive 17-inch light alloy wheels – offered as an optional trim on the electric model and pictured above and below – are called the 'Corona Spoke', a name chosen long before the global pandemic took hold...

BMW tech reveals how Big Brother can message drivers in an emergency

When BMW issued health warnings to 46,000 cars across Australia last week – via phone SIM cards embedded in the vehicles – the message came as a shock to many owners who didn’t know the technology existed...

Around the tracks: Learjet limousines, multicoloured Bentley Bacalars and classic Range Rovers in the wild

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...